The Importance Of Cardiovascular Disease

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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: …show more content…
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 factors of how the individual culture reacts with society to shape their health and the communities (Peasey et.al., 2006). The socioeconomic factors (community, neighborhood, family, household, workplace) could be the sedentary responses of sitting too much or environmental lifestyle (Owen, Salmon, Koohsari, Turrell, and Giles-Corti, 2014). Ages of women between 50-65 years of age show the most incidences of CVD with the factors decreasing their metabolism due to increased sedentary lifestyle, increased cholesterol due to unhealthy choice eating habits, and decrease physical activity, menopause, smoking, oral contraceptives could cause …show more content…
Interventions for weight management with individuals or small groups, and a multidisciplinary trained interventionists or professional nutritionists in healthcare settings within the community. This intervention project is funded and allied by the state in the south central area of Texas for the low socioeconomic community. The intervention is called South Texas Medical Preventative Services with the goal of small group weight management and beginning exercise prescription. Provided in a recreational gym at two elementary schools and two church areas with guidance from a prevention coach that has physical fitness certifications, a nutritionist with certifications for basic nutritional assessments, and a health counselor for behavior health. The meet-ups will be met four to five times a week after the initial referral from the City Primary Care Providers for 6 months and followed at least once a year with this program. Some initial assessments provided from the provider will be total lipid profile, A1C, blood pressure, and high-risk stratifications with medical family history. The prevention coaches will be having some snacks to educate simple or popular food items and basic exercise moves (stretching, cardiovascular endurance, body weight circuit training, isometrics) without weights due to use of items in the home for the women. The

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