Answers to Common Questions
Do you know your risk for heart disease? Learn what increases our cardiovascular risk and how we can reduce or control risk factors that we may have.
Some risk factors for dementia can’t be controlled, such as age, family history and down syndrome. However, there are many risk factors that can be controlled, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, smoking and heavy alcohol use. It’s important to address any risk factors you may have to reduce risk for dementia and other serious conditions.
Testosterone is the principal male sex hormone that plays a key role in muscle mass, bone density and sex drive. Many studies suggest that low testosterone levels are associated with increased risk for heart disease, heart attack and stroke. However, it’s unclear whether hormone therapy helps reduce cardiovascular risk in men with low testosterone.