How to Prevent Mitral Valve Prolapse?

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You can't prevent mitral valve prolapse. Most people who have the condition are born with it. However, you can lower your chances of developing the complications associated with it by following ways:
  • Eat heart-healthy foods. Hear.t-healthy foods include fresh fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy products, chicken, lean meats, and fish.
  • Maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight makes your heart work harder. Ask your doctor how much you should weigh. Ask him or her to help you create a weight loss plan if you are overweight.
  • Stay active. Ask your doctor which activities are best for you.
  • Do not use caffeine. Caffeine can make your mitral valve prolapse symptoms worse.
  • Do not smoke. Nicotine and other chemicals in cigarettes and cigars can cause damage to your heart. Ask your doctor for information if you currently smoke and need help to quit.
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