Chest pain can be prevented?

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Chest pain can be prevented if the risks factors that are implicated in heart diseases are avoided or minimized: 

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Quit smoking and alcohol.

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 In the case of having diabetes or high blood pressure, keep the disease under good control. 

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Carry out physical activity within your possibilities, such as a daily walk of at least 30 minutes. 

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Follow a balanced and varied diet.

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Avoid consuming saturated fats (red meat like lamb and beef, fried foods, pastries and cakes). 

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Eat foods rich in omega-3 for their cardioprotector effect, such as dried fruits, and blue fish, like salmon, sardines, white anchovies, tuna (fresh, frozen, canned).

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Reduce the consumption of salt, substitute it for spices in cooking.

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Avoid cold meats and pickles.

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Increase or include pulses, and fruit and vegetables (provided that you do not have a disease that contraindicates this, like kidney failure), due to their action in the control of cholesterol.

Substantiated information by:

Beatriz López Barbeito
Emilia Vázquez Manjon

Published: 20 February 2018
Updated: 20 February 2018

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