A number of health problems are linked to heart disease and can stand in the way of a healthy heart. "Diabetes management is vital for heart health," says Watson. "Most patients with diabetes die from heart disease rather than the diabetes itself." Other conditions that threaten heart health are high blood pressure and high cholesterol — you’ll need to work closely with your doctor to prevent heart disease by bringing these conditions under control through diet, exercise, weight management, and medications, if necessary. You’ll feel better and improve your heart health to boot.
Last Updated: 05/27/2011