PC. Luis Quiroz Ravines
The statistics on heart disease in the world are alarming. The No. 1 cause of death in the United States is heart disease including stroke, cardiovascular disease and other heart-related. These diseases claim more lives than all cancers combined.
Every 60 seconds someone dies in the United States from this disease. Nearly 380,000 people die each year from coronary heart disease and each year some 720,000 people suffer heart attacks.
Heart disease and women
Every minute a woman dies from heart disease a 1 in 31 dies of breast cancer, but only 1 in 5 women think that heart disease can threaten your health. Heart disease kills more women than all cancers together, for this reason more women than men have died since 1984.
In women, symptoms of disease may be different than in men and risk factors for heart disease face can cover up to 90% of women.
Only in the United States about 43 million women face problems related to the heart.
The causes of cardiovascular disease
The most common cause of heart disease is atherosclerosis, which is a correctable problem if the underlying cause can be exceeds such us smoking, overweight, lack of exercise or diets saturated fats and carbohydrates. Arrhythmia is one of the most common ailments and can be caused by diabetes, heavy smoking, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, birth defects, stress, drug abuse, use of some medications, etc.
Here are some tips for maintaining a healthy heart
The American Heart Association recommends making simple changes to maintain a healthier heart
1-Reduce salt intake
High blood pressure increases the risk of heart disease and excess of salt can raise blood pressure.
2-Do not smoke
One of every 5 deaths are due to smoking and is the leading cause of preventable death. 15 to 25 years of life expectancy lost in regular smokers. Only in the United States more than 40 million people use cigarettes, of which more than 16 million face disease caused by cigarette
3- Do not abuse alcohol
Weight gain, elevated blood pressure and heart muscle damage may be consequences of excess alcohol. Reduce your alcohol intake gradually or limit it to a moderate daily amount.
4-Keep an eye on your diet
Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and an appropriate amount of water to your weight. Try to eat a balanced and nutritious diet.
Chronic stress and heart disease are common, including stress of work and cases of acute stress motivated by extreme events such as earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, etc. Sudden death from these causes has been documented since ancient times. The causes of stress are many like drinking too much, eating improperly, personal dramas, economic conflicts etc. In these cases take a vacation, practice yoga, start meditation programs or even better visit your doctor, because stress can really relate to heart attacks. It is important to manage your stress levels and values risk factors.
The overall health benefits greatly with an active and orderly life, 30 minutes a day of moderate exercise can be healthy for your heart.
7-Check your waist
A bulging waistline reveals only excess fat and danger for your health, especially coronary. Making small changes in diet and lifestyle can help your health and your heart.
It is very important that you know your blood pressure, only 50% of people know their blood pressure and ideally be below 120/80
Also know your cholesterol level, one in ten people know their cholesterol level to date and this factor is very important in preventing heart disease.
And do not neglect your ideal weight, overweight dramatically increases the risk of heart attack. Know your body mass index.
But these are only general recommendations of common sense and the most important thing is to visit your trusted doctor.
NOTE: Luis Quiroz Ravines is a Peruvian journalist specializing in Natural Health, author of an effective treatment to stop hair loss naturally. Learn MORE at: www.hairlossnaturalsolution.com/