There are no short cuts to a healthy heart. You have to eat right, stay fit and monitor your heart regularly. But, with lifestyle changes, unhealthy eating habits, keeping your heart healthy seems a tad bit difficult as these habits are the main trigger of heart disease. According to recent statistics, over 70% urban Indian population is likely to suffer from heart disease. It is widely believed that only men are at more risk of heart diseases but many studies prove otherwise. According to a report, heart disease kills one in every three woman.
Lack of awareness about heart diseases is one of the major problems that delays diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. Many people are unaware about the fact that heart disease is not a single disorder or a condition and refers to a group of diseases or problems in the heart where the heart or the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart are damaged and do not function properly.
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There are more than 60 types of heart disease, but people mostly suffer from hypertension or high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, stroke, atherosclerosis, angina pectoris, cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disease, arrhythmia, congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, heart inflammation, myocardial infarction and ischemic heart disease.
If you are obese, have a high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and stress, you are more likely to suffer from heart disease. Age and gender also are risk factors for this disease. You can significantly improve your cardiovascular health by making dietary and lifestyle changes.
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