Cardiovascular Disease ( Cvd ) Remains The Highest Common Cause Of Death

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In the United States Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) remains the highest common cause of death. Cardiovascular Disease, also known as heart disease, are conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to either a heart attack, chest pain or stroke. The most common types of CVD are coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and arrhythmia. CVD is a major disease that does not show any effects until it is to late. Yet numerous adults stay not aware of the risk factors and the precautions to prevent CVD. Young adults in particular do not notice that everything they remain doing to their bodies right now is going to increase their health issues later in life. Countless young adults and adults are either busy going to college and/or working. Also, women stay not aware they have a higher risk of getting CVD than men. Cardiovascular disease never crosses their mind until it is too late. In this paper, I will deliberate how adults should inform themselves about what cardiovascular disease is, what the risk factors are, and as well as how to prevent it. I will also inform the reader of statistics about CVD and how much it cost for a person suffering from CVD. CVD, as defined before, are conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to either a heart attack, chest pain or stroke. Various men and women in the U.S know what CVD is. However, not many know which race suffers the most from it or who to ask about CVD. Mostly college is the group who are not well informed. According to a cross-sectional survey conducted by Munoz et al. (2010) which evaluated the level of knowledge of heart disease in woman, only half of the woman recognized CVD as the leading cause of death in women. Th... ... middle of paper ... ...who suffer not only from CVD but also from other diseases because they might not afford it. Eating unhealthy meals and lack of exercise might result in obesity. Obesity itself can cause many other diseases and it’s a risk factor of CVD. It is important for any person to understand that one risk factor doesn’t mean you’re going to get CVD. CVD is caused by many risk factors not just one. However, it’s better to be CVD free than anything. Just a reminder, the five leading causes of death in 2007 were heart disease, stroke, chronic lower respiratory disease, and Alzheimer disease. (Stanfield, 2007). There is a need for intervention to increase awareness and knowledge of CVD among each person. This paper is intended for young adults and women. However, I hope this paper helped clear some information about CVD. This is a serious disease that should be known by everyone.
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