Heart disease is one of the leading causes of sickness and death among Filipinos, according to the Department of Health (DOH). Whether you are working to manage heart disease or have experienced a heart attack, the good news is that you can manage heart disease:
If you smoke, quit now. Stay away from cigarette smoke.
Smoking is bad for health, particularly heart health. Among other harmful effects, smoking raises blood pressure and increases the likelihood of blood clotting, which can lead to a heart attack or stroke. It also decreases HDL (good) cholesterol and makes exercising more difficult.