Some types of cardiomyopathy include:
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)
- Transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM)
- Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
- Dilated Cardiomyopathy
- Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia
Doctors are unsure about the exact cause of cardiomyopathy. In some cases, a mutation in a particular gene that’s inherited from family members can cause cardiomyopathy. Another possible cause could also be other related diseases that can cause heart disease.
This is why many may assume that cardiomyopathy can’t be prevented. However, some lifestyle factors can also play a role in increasing one’s risk of cardiomyopathy.
Here’s how to prevent cardiomyopathy.
How to Prevent Cardiomyopathy
The first step of reducing your risk of cardiomyopathy is to be completely aware of any harmful habits you have. It’s also important how to turn these habits around for the better.
Below are some ways you can prevent cardiomyopathy:
Treat illnesses that can put you at risk
Some diseases can make you more at risk of cardiomyopathy. If you’ve already been diagnosed with a heart condition, it’s best to seek treatment and stick to it.