How do you know if you’re at risk of heart disease?
Navtej Chahal discusses how to know if you’re at risk of developing heart disease
You can be at risk of heart disease if you have what we call risk factors. Now, some of these risk factors are non-modifiable. For example, being male, having increasing age, are things that can’t be modified, but are strongly associated with heart disease.
The modifiable risk factors include things like having high blood pressure, having high cholesterol, diabetes, having a poor diet, not exercising enough, and smoking.
To get an accurate assessment of your risk, we would recommend seeing one of our specialists, and having the Many Beats complete heart health package. We will then be able to estimate your risk of having heart disease in the next ten years.
We may also perform some additional tests to get a more accurate assessment of this risk. However, if you’re not ready to have the package, then you may want to go to our website and do the online self-test, which will give you a rough estimate of your risk.