For some types of cardiomyopathy, there are no preventative measures that can be taken to avoid developing the disease. These include familial dilated cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and many types of restrictive cardiomyopathy. Sometimes, underlying diseases can be prevented or treated early enough to stop restrictive cardiomyopathy from developing.
However, lifestyle choices can reduce the risk of developing conditions such as coronary artery disease, diabetes, and hypertension that may lead to other forms of cardiomyopathy. These include:
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