Preventive cardiology can help you avoid several common conditions, including:

High cholesterol

Cholesterol is a waxy substance that your body uses to produce new cells. High levels of cholesterol can cause this waxy substance to accumulate in your blood vessels, forming fatty deposits. Over time, these fatty deposits make it difficult for blood to move through your arteries.

High cholesterol increases your risk of serious conditions like a heart attack or stroke. Poor diet, obesity, and lack of exercise are the biggest contributors to high cholesterol. 

High blood pressure

High blood pressure is a condition that occurs when your blood moves through your arteries with too much force. High blood pressure is often symptomless. Many people don’t experience symptoms like headaches or nosebleeds until the condition has reached a life-threatening stage. 

Although high blood pressure often occurs with no clear cause, certain factors like age, obesity, and high sodium diets can increase your risks. 

Without proper management, excessive pressure on your artery walls can damage your organs and lead to complications like heart failure, an aneurysm, or vascular dementia. 

Coronary artery disease

Coronary artery disease refers to damage or disease that affects the blood vessels that supply blood to your heart. Damage to your coronary arteries is caused by a number of factors, including smoking, obesity, and an unhealthy diet. 

Certain underlying conditions, like high cholesterol, sleep apnea, or high blood pressure, can also cause damage to your coronary arteries.