7 Myths About Heart Disease You Can Stop Believing

Myth: Only older adults need to worry about heart disease. Truth: Heart disease can affect people of all ages. While the risk increases with age, lifestyle choices and conditions such as obesity, smoking,

Myth: I don’t have any symptoms, so I don’t have heart disease. Truth: Many people with heart disease don't show symptoms until the condition becomes severe.

Myth: Heart disease runs in my family, so there’s nothing I can do to prevent it. Truth: While genetics play a role in heart disease, lifestyle choices have a significant impact on heart health

Myth: If I had heart disease, I’d know because of chest pain. Truth: Heart disease symptoms can be varied and may not always include chest pain.

Myth: Cutting out all fat is good for your heart. Truth: The body needs healthy fats to function. Mono- and polyunsaturated fats, found in olive oil

Myth: I take cholesterol-lowering medication, so I can eat whatever I want. Truth: Medications can help manage cholesterol levels, but they are most effective when combined with a healthy lifestyle.

Myth: Women don’t need to worry about heart disease as much as men. Truth: Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in many parts of the world, just as it is for men.

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