Heart health

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There are many preventative measures people living with HIV can take against heart disease such as eating healthily and exercising regularly. And if you smoke – quit!

HIV, especially when untreated over a long period of time, causes inflammation that can affect the cardiovascular system. Some HIV medication raises levels of blood cholesterol and changes fat distribution within the body, which also increases the risk of heart disease. 

See also Living with diabetes and Healthy living.

Hints for a happy heart

The purpose of taking a fish oil supplement is to give you a good dose of the cholesterol lowering omega-3 essential fatty acids: eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Fish such...