Heart – a vitHow to care of heart health.jpgal organ responsible for the movement of the blood, which supplies tissues with oxygen and nutrition, thus allowing the body to to function normally, and removes harmful substances such as carbon dioxide.

Every day your heart beats about a hundred thousand times. For work it needs oxygen and nutrition, which are delivered to the heart muscle via blood vessels.

Unfortunately, every third people today dies because of cardiovascular disease. The most common disease – coronary heart disease. It arises from the fact that the fatty substance – Cholesterol is attached to the walls of the heart arteries and accumulated over the years, the arteries become narrower, reducing blood flow to the heart.
When blood flow is restricted, may occur chest pain – angina. If the blood flow is sharply limit or stop completely, occurs a heart attack.

Risk factors for heart disease

Heart problems can occur in everyone, but there are a number of reasons, which increase the risk of disease. The greater their number, the higher the chance of developing cardiovascular disease.

Lifestyle factors:

Smoking
Low physical activity
Malnutrition
Stress

Factors of health:

High cholesterol
High pressure
Excess weight
Diabetes
Aging
Gender (in men the risk of heart attack is higher than in women)

Heredity

An important role in determining the degree of risk is heredity. For example, risk factors for Cardiovascular diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol levels in the blood occur in people with a genetic predisposition, in families where there has been such diseases.

Risk factors that you can Change

Smoking, physical inactivity, poor diet and stress – these are the factors that you can control. This is very important because they lead to a high level of blood cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes and overweight.

The following tips will help you take care of your heart. Do not try to change everything radically, is better to start with small changes. If you need additional help, try the program for a healthy lifestyle.

  • Give up smoking;
  • Learn to cope with stress and find time to relax;
  • Lead a mobile lifestyle, perform any physical exercise at least 30 minutes a day;
  • Maintain optimal body weight;
  • Eat right;
  • Regularly check your blood pressure, order to maintain it at an optimum level.
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