Essay on Cardiovascular Disease ( Cvd )

1017 Words May 28th, 2016 5 Pages
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is a condition involving the heart and blood vessels, which could systemic down the path to an array of aggregate cardiovascular complications. The array of complications are a result from plaque build up in the arteries from saturated fats and no exercise to eliminate unused fats, or blood clot formations from damaged or blocked arteries or vessels (What is Cardiovascular Disease?" 2014). It is one of the leading causes of death for adults, but for Hispanic women it is the same leading casue of death as cancer ("Heart Disease Facts," 2015). Hispanic women between ages 50-65, have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease as marked with race or ethnicity biology characteristics. The biology characteristics: obese Hispanic women with a high BMI of ≥30 kg/m2, which has shown to be a prevalence factor for diabetes by 16.9% (CDC, 2013), and increased blood pressure for a long period of time than other race and ethnicities. Race or ethnicity is an immense measure to the Hispanic culture, although the socioeconomic factors of poverty are considered with these results of risk factors. There are 54 million Latin women in the United States and make up the largest ethnic minority group in the country (Arredondo, Gallardo-Cooper, Delgado-Romero, Zapata, 2015.) Reiterating the Hispanic women 's determinants of biology and socioeconomic risk factors, the society recognizes them to be characteristics of preventable associations. These are underlying…

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