What are the risk factors for vascular disease?
Your best chance of avoiding disabling or life-threatening vascular disease is to control your risk factors:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Lack of exercise
- Being overweight
Talk to your doctor about controlling these manageable risk factors.
Risk factors you can't control are:
- Family history of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
- Family history of aneurysm