Is there anything a woman can do to reduce her risk for a high calcium score?

The more calcium from plaque in the arteries leading to your heart, the higher your calcium score, according to the American College of CardiologyOff Site Icon (ACC).

Making healthy lifestyle choices and changes is the best way women can reduce their risk for a high calcium score.

Some of those healthy lifestyle changes include:

  • Being physically active
  • Choosing to quit smoking
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Proactively caring for diabetes
  • Working to lower your blood pressure and cholesterol level

Talk to your doctor to learn more about how to reduce your risk of having a high calcium score.

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