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All of us should try to form healthy habits.
The Heart Institute at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh can help.
When a child has a heart problem, a healthy lifestyle is even more vital. And forming healthy habits can help the whole family.
Staying active and getting in routine workouts:
Research shows that drinking alcohol, smoking, and using street drugs are harmful for everyone.
They cause side effects such as:
With a heart problem, using these substances puts you at a higher risk for these side effects.
Reminders about healthy habits can work like a traffic light.
Most children with heart disease don't need a special diet.
But some do need to follow some guidelines, such as:
Today, there's a need for all Americans to improve their diets.
Children and teens may be obese or have high cholesterol.
Obesity complicates their heart disease and may cause other health problems. High cholesterol may put them at risk of coronary artery diseases in later life.
If your child needs to follow a special diet, there are people who can help. Doctors, nurses, and dietitians can offer guidelines or help with meal planning.
Below are some ways to help avoid high cholesterol:
If you want more ways to reduce or limit cholesterol intake, contact a registered dietitian at UPMC Children's Hospital.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
With myCHP, you can request appointments, review test results, and more.
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To pay your bill online, please visit UPMC's online bill payment system.
Interested in giving to Children's Hospital? Support the hospital by making a donation online, joining our Heroes in Healing monthly donor program, or visiting our site to learn about the other ways you can give back.