Do You Struggle with Heart Disease?

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What is heart disease?

Heart disease is a term generally used to encompass many different diseases that can affect one’s heart. Heart disease is contracted by living an inactive lifestyle, indulging in risky habits like smoking, and eating a high fat diet, particularly the kind of fat that promotes the production of LDL cholesterol. This combination puts one particularly at risk for Atherosclerosis: a condition caused by the build-up and hardening of fatty plaques in major blood vessels that restricts blood flow and puts a strain on the heart.

Some severe cases of heart disease require surgical treatment, but if caught and addressed by lifestyle changes and other treatments recommended by a physician, one’s risk of death by heart disease can be dramatically reduced.

The CDC calls heart disease the leading killer in the United States. In 2006, heart disease caused one out of every four deaths in the country. In 2011 it was responsible for one out of three. The rate is climbing. The CDC points to smoking, hypertension, and high cholesterol levels as the leading causes, all of which can be improved using diet and physical activity.

More from the CDC on Heart Disease prevention

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