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Thursday, October 25, 2012

HEART DISEASES

Heart diseases are the leading cause of death for men and women.Heart disease is a group of conditions affecting the structure and functions of the heart and has many root causes.Heart is a muscle that gets energy from blood carrying oxygen and nutrients. Having a constant supply of blood keeps your heart working properly. Most people think of heart disease as one condition.heart disease is a group of conditions affecting the structure and functions of the heart and has many root causes.

Symptoms of Heart Disease: Coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, heart attack -- each type of heart problem requires different treatment but may share similar warning signs. Learn to recognize the symptoms that may signal heart disease.


How to prevent heart diseases?

"Heart disease is preventable and manageable."
Your best defense is controlling the risk factors that could lead to coronary artery disease, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol,smoking, stress,diabetes,excessive alcohol consumption, physical inactivity and being overweight.
If you’ve been diagnosed with a heart condition, there are treatments to help you manage your illness.
You can further reduce your risk by considering these heart-healthy steps:
1.Be smoke-free.
2.Be physically active.
3.Control your blood pressure.
4.Eat a healthy diet that is lower in fat, especially saturated and trans fat.
5.Maintain a healthy weight.
6.Manage your diabetes.
7.Limit alcohol use.
8.Reduce stress.
9.Go for regular checkup.  

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