Health Talk : Things To Know About Heart Disease

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Heart disease is one of the leading cause of death in the western world.

Over the years it has become common amongst older folks in Africa, Mainly due to loss of elasticity or hardening of the arteries, linked to lipid peroxidation and the oxidation of lipids or fats by free radicals.

Heart disease is termed a condition of the heart that has to do with blockage in the blood vessels, which often leads to heart attack, hypertension, stroke, sometimes chest pain.

Heart condition like hypertension is a chronic ailment which has built itself up over a period of 5years. Basically, caused by cellular damage from the DNA of the cells.

Stroke is also a heart condition that is caused by blockage in the arteries. Inability to carry blood to the brain.

Angina or coronary artery disease is caused by blockage in the heart blood vessels reducing blood flow and oxygen to the heart muscle. All heart diseases are caused by oxidative stress and blockages.

SYMPTOMS

-Chest pain

-Shortness of breath,

-Pain in the neck and sometimes upper abdomen or back.

Once you start feeling these symptoms, quickly see a certified medical doctor.

 

By : James

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