SEE YOUR DOCTOR
Though Dr. Dave says that there is little that can be done to target heart valves specifically outside of choices that lower cardiovascular disease risk, you can stay on top of your health to know if you have a problem.
Heart valve issues may stem from congenital heart defects—here’s where you can learn more about congenital heart defects. One sign that something is awry? You have a heart murmur. ‘It’s a red flag for valve disease,’ he says, adding that you’d need to visit your doctor on a regular basis to monitor it.