Cardiovascular diseases cause 17.9 million deaths in the world annually

Cardiovascular diseases cause 17.9 million deaths in the world annually
Cardiovascular diseases cause 17.9 million deaths in the world annually

Worldwide, cardiovascular disease kills an estimated 17.9 million people each year, and knowing the warning signs and risk factors can help you monitor any issues that make you see a cardiologist.


Heart care steps

What steps can you take to reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke?

Cardiovascular disease, such as heart attack or stroke, remains the biggest killer worldwide. World Health Organization data showed that an estimated 17.9 million people in the world die from cardiovascular disease every year, which represents about 31%. Of all deaths, cardiovascular disease includes coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, rheumatic heart disease and other conditions, but 80% of heart attacks and premature strokes are preventable.

Preventive measures for a heart attack or stroke include eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, not using tobacco products, controlling risk factors, etc..

According to the Global Burden of Disease Report 2017, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, followed by cancer and chronic respiratory diseases. Other conditions that appeared among the top 10 deadly diseases in the world are neurological disorders, digestive disorders, and Mothers and newborns, intestinal infections, diabetes, chronic kidney disease and tuberculosis.

According to the American Heart Association (AHA) While each type of cardiovascular disease has different symptoms, many conditions can cause similar signs, one should visit a cardiologist immediately if any of the following signs occur:: Chest pain radiating toward the left arm, shortness of breath, high or low heart rate, sweating and palpitations, extreme tiredness and swelling in the legs and feet.

Heart disease risk factors include: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, unhealthy lifestyle, excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, and diabetes. Some factors such as age, gender and family history cannot be controlled, however, there are certain things. Can be modified like diet, exercise, and weight, lifestyle factors play an important role in preventing cardiovascular disease.

Can you prevent cardiovascular disease?

A healthy lifestyle can help reduce the risk of infection Heart attack Or a stroke, even if you already have heart disease, keeping your health as healthy as possible will reduce the chances of it getting worse.Ways you can reduce your risk of heart disease include keeping your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar under control, if Eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly to maintain a healthy weight, limiting alcohol intake, and getting 6-8 hours of sleep, all of this will go a long way in maintaining a healthy heart, if you suffer from heart disease or have been diagnosed with the condition. Of late, regular medication intake is crucial, along with regular visits to a cardiologist to monitor heart health.

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