Heart disease or, as it is otherwise known, cardiovascular disease, is the main cause of death not just in the Western countries, but all over the world. It is responsible for around one-third of deaths that occur on the planet.
The disease often piggybacks other conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, heart disease and stroke and so on. The combination of stroke and heart disease is the reason why 17 million of people die every year, especially in the developing world. By 2030, this number is projected to reach 24 million deaths a year. This staggering increase has to do with conditions such as obesity, poor food choices, physical lifestyle choices including smoking, and others.
Heart disease is not a regular, normal part of getting old. While your genetics does play a role in your health condition, whether you develop a cardiovascular condition or not directly depends on the choices about your health that you make in your everyday life.
Understanding how your heart works and what other conditions can lead to developing a heart disease is a great start in cardiovascular disease prevention. If any of the parts of systems in your body are not working properly for some reason, you may develop certain conditions and have problems.
Heart disease or cardiovascular disease is a very broad term that can describe a combination of many illnesses that affect the state of your heart, including coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, transient ischemic attack and more.
This website discusses and provides information on these issues. Its goal is to help you make better choices when it comes to your health and educate you about your health and potential issues that you may develop.