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Disease Management

Diet and lifestyle cardiovascular disease treatment

Cardiovascular disease can be treated through diet and lifestyle interventions, including:

  • Quitting Smoking: Quitting smoking improves your health and the health of your loved ones, since you’re no longer exposing them to secondhand smoke.
  • Reducing Your Cholesterol: The higher your total cholesterol, the higher your chances of developing cardiovascular disease.
  • Controlling Your Blood Pressure: Stress reduction, diet, exercise and medications will help keep your blood pressure in check.
  • Exercising: Even mild to moderate amounts of physical activity — like walking or gardening — can improve your heart health.
  • Changing Your Diet: Choosing vitamin-rich foods that are low in cholesterol and fat benefits your heart and your whole body.
  • Maintaining a Healthy Weight: Carrying excess weight puts significant strain on your heart.
  • Managing Stress: Manage stress by learning relaxation techniques, asking for help or speaking with one of our behavioral health specialists.