Millions of people die of heart disease annually and the data is increasing day by day. The shocking thing is that the major chunk among them is of youngsters and women as compared to the data few decades ago. As young as 20 years of people are getting heart troubles. But the good thing is that the risk factors can be controlled to a certain extent if proper diet and lifestyle is maintained.
Risk factors that can trigger heart diseases-
Let me today reveal the top risks factors that can lead to a heart disease. Act now before it becomes too late!
The Age Factor – Men who have crossed 45 and women after 55 years of age are at the higher risk of developing a cardiovascular disease. Ageing leads to blockages in the arteries that can cause dangerous problems. If I talk about the statistics then almost 85% of people who die of coronary heart disease are older than 63 years of age. Women (older) have less chances of survival after a heart attack than men.
That Puff – Above all reasons tobacco products and smoking contributes the most in causing troubles. Smoking can harm your blood cells. Not only this, but can also hinder the function of heart and structure of your blood vessels. Chain smokers have twice the risk of dying from heart disease as compared to non-smokers. Passive smokers too have a risk, so watch out!
Bad Cholesterol Levels – Coronary heart disease risk escalates along with the cholesterol levels. Increased cholesterol levels can block the arteries carrying blood to the heart and you know what will happen next?
Hypertension – The higher the pressure of blood the higher will be the load on your heart. And this makes your heart thicker. Hypertension can lead to heart attack, kidney failure, stroke etc. If you club it with obesity, smoking or alcoholism then believe me you are almost on your death bed.
Obesity – If you are obese then you might suffer from a stroke no matter if you have any other health problem or not.
Diabetes – People who have type II diabetes face the same amount of risk of dying from heart disease as the people who already have got a heart attack. Diabetes also increases the risk of other heart problems.
Inactive Lifestyle – People who are lacking in any type of physical activity are at greater risks of developing a heart problem. If you hate jogging and exercise then chances are you might suffer from any cardiovascular disease or worse- can get an attack soon!
Since you have come to know the reasons, so it is time you start working against them and change your fortune. Move your butt and defend your heart.