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Your weight and heart disease
Diabetes and your heart
If you have diabetes, you are more likely to develop coronary heart disease than someone without diabetes.
If you have a family history of cardiovascular disease, you have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular diseases such as coronary heart disease, angina, heart attack, heart failure and stroke.
High blood pressure
High blood pressure isn’t usually something that you can feel or notice, but if you have it you’re more likely to develop coronary heart disease or have a stroke.
If you have too much cholesterol in your blood, it can increase your risk of heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases.
Quitting smoking is the single best thing you can do for your heart health.
If you're a smoker, stopping smoking is the single most important step you can take to protect the health of your heart.
Read more on the British Heart Foundation web site >
Living with a heart condition
When you’ve been diagnosed with a heart condition it’s natural to need time to come to terms with what has happened to you and how your everyday life may be affected.
Preventing heart disease
Keeping your heart healthy, whatever your age, is the most important thing you can do to help prevent and manage heart disease.
The more risk factors for coronary heart disease you have, the greater your chance of developing it. The good news is that for most risk factors, you can do something about them.