Risk Factors that Cannot be Controlled
Age – As people get old, the risk of heart attack and heart diseases increases. The risk increase after reaching 45 years old for men and 55 years for women. For those with diabetes, the risk increases after 40 years.
Gender – Before reaching 55 years old, women have a low risk of heart disease as compared to men. The risk increases after reaching 55.
The family history of heart disease – The risk gets higher if a male in the family was diagnosed with the disease before reaching 55 years old. The risk is also high if a female in the family was diagnosed with the disease before reaching 65 years old.
Pre eclampsia – Pre eclampsia condition may occur during pregnancy. Some of the symptoms of pre eclampsia are excess protein found in the urine and increase in blood pressure. Studies have shown that pre eclampsia is linked to high risk of heart failure, CHD, heart attack and high blood pressure.