Risk Factors For Cardiovascular Disease

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The Risk Factors: There are many risk factors linked and caused by cardiovascular disease some include- aging, sex, family history, smoking, poor diet, high blood pressure, cholesterol, stress, diabetes, obesity, and poor hygiene. Risk factors such as genetics or family history are things that you cannot change. Although it can’t be changed you can certainly fix your environment to help out. Things that you can change, if you notice you do these things, it is never too late to change your diet or hygienal problems. Eating right and exercising regularly will help you in the long run fix against heart disease.
Cholesterol:
The waxy substance that is in lipids and can be found in you blood is known as cholesterol. There are three types of cholesterol:
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First off to understand the cause you must know about the primary type of hypertension and the secondary type. Primary hypertension is known to have no identifiable cause yet appears to develop gradually throughout life. Secondary hypertension is cause by another underlying problem, like kidneys, tumors, alcohol abuse, etc. The type appears abnormally due to bigger health problems. Normally, there aren’t any specific symptoms for high blood pressure; headaches, dizziness, and nosebleeds are common among individuals who have …show more content…
CHD is caused by a buildup of plaque, which make arteries narrower and restricts the flow of blood. Symptoms may include shortness of breath and heart palpitations, heart attacks and arrhythmia. Some risk factors are controllable other not so much, hypertension, smoking, diabetes, stress, obesity, are common risk factors. Effects are heart failure, angina, arrhythmia and heart attack. Everyday habits can help prevent coronary heart disease: stop smoking, exercise and dieting are a few examples. Unfortunately there is not a cure for this type of heart disease. Specialized medications and surgeries can correct damage, (nitroglycerin, aspirin or blood thinners, beta

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