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Cardiovascular Disease Symptoms, Common Causes and Prevention

Cardiovascular disease is caused by stiffened, narrowed or blocked blood vessels that avert heart, brain or other organs of the body from getting enough blood. Cardiovascular is a general term which describes disease of heart or blood vessels.

Common Cardiovascular disease symptoms are as follows:

·Rapid or irregular heartbeats

·Shortness of breath, anxiety or weakness

·Cold sweats or nausea

·Extreme fatigue

·Fast heart rate

·Indigestion or heartburn

·Discomfort radiating to throat, left shoulder, arm, jaw, elbows or back.

·Pain or restlessness in the centre of the chest.

·Feeling of sickness and vomit.

·Becoming pale.

People experiencing these symptoms should seek medical care immediately.

Common causes of cardiovascular disease are as follows:

Smoking/Tobacco use: Intake of tobacco itself increases risk of cardiovascular disease and heart attack. Nicotine present in cigarette and tobacco causes serious threat to the heart.

Alcohol: Excessive intake of alcohol raises the fatty deposits in the blood leading to atherosclerosis and increases the risks of coronary heart disease.

Unbalanced diet, Physical immobility: Diet with saturated fats, high sodium, trans fats and cholesterol endorses the onset of atherosclerosis and boosts up the blood pressure significantly. Also, physical inactivity directs to deposition of fatty acids in the arteries and leads to obesity which is one of the major contributors of cardiovascular disease. A lack of physical movement can aggravate other CHD risk factors such as triglyceride levels and cholesterol.

Diabetes:It causes cardiovascular diseases including coronary artery which includes heart attack, chest pain and stroke.

Heredity: This is one cause of cardiovascular disease which cannot be prevented. Family history of heart disease plays a major contributor in determining your risk of developing it.

Stress: It causes an extra load on the heart which increases the heart rate and blood pressure. Negative reactions cause stress and harm the heart.

It is necessary to take preventive measures to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. There are steps that can be taken to prevent these causes of cardiovascular disease from increasing your risks of developing a heart condition.

Physical activity: Increase your physical activity and exercise regularly. Walking is one of the easiest forms of exercising and helps you to stay physically active.

Healthy Diet: Adopt a healthy diet which is low in sodium, saturated fats, trans fats and low in sugar which will considerably reduce risk of cardiovascular disease

Weight Reduction: Maintaining a healthy weight for your age can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Quit smoking and Limit or stop alcohol use.

Medication: Cardiovascular medicines are useful for cardiovascular disease treatment and can improve the quality of life and increase life expectancy.

Cardiovascular disease causes can be alleviated with a few lifestyle changes. Regular cardiac health checkups will help you to detect cardiac problems. Cardiac fitness is essential to your overall well being.

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