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How Cardiovascular Diseases Affect The Entire Body
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Recently, I've been so engaged on a certain forum wherein a lot of people take part with several types of questions. I just realized that it felt so good being able to help some of them on the knowledge that you have. There was this member who asked on how can cardiovascular diseases affect your entire body. The gravity of the question makes me want to share it to everyone.

What is cardiovascular disease?

Cardiovascular disease is the collective term for diseases that involves the heart and blood vessels. These are the ones responsible for the circulation of the vital elements removal of harmful waste products from the cells. It plays a very important role, don't you agree?

As per statistics, cardiovascular diseases have been the number one leading cause of death in the United States and increased over the years. Risk factors involve genetics, lifestyle, eating habits and other predisposing conditions.

How does it affect you?

Cardiovascular diseases include congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, hypertension, myocardial infarction and other miscellaneous cardiovascular diseases. We would not be able to discuss them in details because it may take us an entire course to do so. Let’s talk about the major organ functions involved. The heart pumps blood to supply the necessary elements to the cells for survival. These are transported to the entire parts of the body via the blood vessel networks.

Think about it this way, what if the transport of the these supplies for the survival of each single living cell in the body is interrupted? Quite a simple logic isn’t it? The cells may not be able to survive and it may be part of other major organs such as the brain, kidneys, lungs, and even the heart itself. Shutdown of the major organs can pose a great harm to other parts of the body and highly lethal.

Of course, there are several things that you can do to lessen your risks in getting any of these diseases. Early prevention is always better than cure. It is important to take part on lowering your chances in acquiring such diseases especially if it runs in the blood.

Tips On How To Reduce The Risks

Diet modification. Most of these disease heart and vascular disease are secondary to obesity. Watching on the amount and quality of food you take it will help you along the way. Avoid foods that are high in “bad” cholesterol such as those from fast food chains. Yes, it can really be tempting and I know its hard to resist but we have to.

Improve Lifestyle. Sedentary lifestyle can never be beneficial for you. It will only help in the accumulation of more unwanted excess calories. Also try to keep yourself away from stress. Let those happy hormones flow and suppress those that will eminently increase your blood pressure and heart rate.

Stay Active. Exercise can give a big difference. There are simple cardio exercises that you can choose to follow. It is not an alibi that you will not be able to go to any gym. You can also stay fit by using stairs instead of the elevators. Don't forget to consult your doctor as to the right amount of exercise

Although some factors that can predispose person from cardiovascular disease are not modifiable which includes heredity, age, sex; taking early actions can also make a big difference.

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