Health Tip: Coping With Hardening of the Arteries
Ways to get support
By Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Hardening and narrowing of the arteries -- medically called atherosclerosis -- may require lifestyle changes to protect yourself from heart attack.
Here's how to find support, courtesy of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute:
- Tell your doctor if you feel depressed, anxious or stressed. If necessary, talk with a mental health professional.
- Reach out to your local hospital or health department for support and additional information.
- Discuss needed lifestyle changes with family and friends.
- Ask loved ones to help you make these changes.
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