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Controlling Your Risk Factors

Take action to manage your heart disease to live a healthier life. If you do not manage your heart disease it will get worse.

Cardiac risk factors increase the chance that you may get heart disease. They also increase the risk of your heart disease getting worse.

The risk of your heart disease getting worse increases when you have more than one risk factor. Heart disease is a progressive disease, which means that it can progress from mild to severe. It is more likely to get worse if your risk factors are not under control.

To manage your risk factors you need to pay attention to all the risk factors that could affect your heart disease. You will also likely need to make some changes in your lifestyle to get them under control.

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