Cardiovascular Disease Facts
There are many lifestyle choices which can decrease the development of cardiovascular diseases
Cardiovascular disease pertains to the circulatory system including the heart and blood vessels. Heart attack, heart failure, coronary artery disease and stroke fall into the category of cardiovascular disease. There are several types of cardiovascular disease.
Risk factors which are linked to the development of cardiovascular disease include an unhealthy diet, low exercise levels, obesity and tobacco use. These factors contribute to atherosclerosis, the blockage of arteries which lead to cardiovascular disease.
Heart attack is a common health issue, the main form of cardiovascular disease. The loss of blood supply to the heart as the result of a clot precedes a heart attack. This has the potential to damage or destroy vital portions of the heart.
Heart failure is a result of the heart's action as a pump failing. This leads to fluid backup, and essentially people feel like they are drowning in their own fluids. It is also an important and common form of cardiovascular disease.
High blood pressure is a major contributor, a major risk factor, of cardiovascular disease.
Proper treatment of high blood pressure can prevent more serious and life-threatening issues from occurring such as heart attack and stroke.
An increase in physical activity can reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. A regular and daily exertion of the body through exercise increases blood flow.