Cardiovascular health is important to a healthy lifestyle. Risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease, such as heart disease and stroke include hypertension; tobacco use; diabetes; physical inactivity; unhealthy diet; high cholesterol; and being overweight, even obese (Cardiovascular disease risk factors, 2016).
Examining the risk factors for both cardiovascular disease, as well as cancer, there are several that are similar in nature. For example, obesity, a major risk factor for both cardiovascular disease and cancer. “The major complications of obesity affect primarily the cardiovascular and respiratory system.” (Ignatavicius & Workman, 2013). The stress that is placed on these systems to regulate function is impacted. Ignatavicius and Workman also report that obesity weakens the body’s immune system and thus making it harder to fighting infections (2013).
Cancer is another disease that greatly impacts Norway. Despite Norway leading the way in cancer rate survival, prevention is still the best line of defense. Risk factors associated with cancer include alcohol; diet; obesity; radiation; sunlight and tobacco use (National Cancer Institute, 2015). It is noted that approximately 32% of Norwegians report using tobacco products (Camur, 2014). This is crucial in the study of risk factors as tobacco products are known for their cancer causing …show more content…
Although mental health may not be physical disease, it is one that greatly impacts people and their health. The World Health Organization reports that in the European countries, which includes Norway, “27% of the adult population had experienced at least one of a series of mental health disorders in the past year” (Data and statistics, 2016). It was also noted that Norway is ranked at number eleven for suicide on the top fifty causes of death (World health rankings, 2014). Mental health is an important aspect of health care and should be assessed often, especially in those with other co morbidities, as those changes can cause