Heart Diseases

by: Alyssa Bilquist

what is heart diseases?

heart diseases an umbrella term for any type of disorder that affects the heart. Heart disease means the same as cardiac disease but not cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease refers to disorders of the blood vessels and heart, while heart disease refers to just the heart.

what causes?


Plaque builds up and thickens and stiffens the artery walls, which can inhibit blood flow through your arteries to your organs and tissues. Atherosclerosis is the most common cause of heart disease. It can because by correctable problems, such as an unhealthy diet, not alot of exercise, being overweight and smoking.

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symptoms

  • Chest pain (angina)
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Pain, numbness, weakness or coldness in your legs or arms if the blood vessels in those parts of your body are narrowed.
  • Pain in the neck, jaw, throat, upper abdomen or back.
  • you cant talk as good

Treatments


  • Relieve symptoms.
  • Reduce risk factors in an effort to slow, stop, or reverse the buildup of plaque.
  • Lower the risk of blood clots forming. (Blood clots can cause a heart attack)
  • Widen or bypass plaque-clogged coronary (heart) arteries.
  • Prevent CHD complications

facts&statistics

  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2008 were in men.
  • More than 42 million women are currently living with some form of cardiovascular disease.
  • Every year about 785,000 Americans have a first coronary attack. Another 470,000 who have already had one or more coronary attacks have another attack.
  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2008 were in men.
  • most serious heath condition
  • Almost one out of every three deaths results from cardiovascular disease.

  • The direct and indirect costs of cardiovascular disease and stroke are about $315 billion. This figure is increasing every year.

  • It is a myth that heart disease is a man's disease. In fact, cardiovascular diseases are the number one killer of women (and m

  • Heart failure affects well over 5 million U.S. adults.

family?

my great great great great- grandma had it and so did my great grandpa...(runs in my family)


why it this important to know?


well, its important to know because if one day you get heart diseases

you will know the symptoms, what it is, what causes it, how do u get treated, (ect)

diet?

this diet may dis-crease the chances of you getting this heath condition..

  • Eat healthy (fruits, veggies, grains, foods low in added sugar and sweeteners, trans fats, sodium, ect.)
  • Exercise (basketball, softball, soccer, track, cheer, football.)
  • don't smoke
  • monthly check ups