Heart disease is about any condition of the heart wherein there is deficiency of blood supply to the heart muscle and the surrounding tissues. Doctors use the term coronary heart disease or cardiovascular disease when it is about heart conditions. The types of heart disease are: Arrhythmias or abnormal heart beat rhythm, heart failure, congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathy and heart valve problems. It is also due to high blood pressure. It is the most common cause of death worldwide. More and more people die of heart disease either due to their lifestyle or a congenital condition.
People who have heart problems have different symptoms depending on the severity of the condition. Some people have heart attack or stroke that is due to high blood pressure and hypertension is also a sign of a greater risk to heart disease. Some however, may experience different signs or symptoms at an early stage. Some of these are angina pectoris or chest pains which can sometime be accompanied with shortness of breath and which the pain is felt from the chest radiating to one arm or sometimes both even to the neck or jaw area. Other symptoms also include swelling ankles, fatigue, palpitations, nausea, and indigestion. Yet oftentimes other people may not feel any symptoms at all. Nonetheless, risk factors can be modifiable such as smoking, drinking liquors, drug addiction, and sedentary lifestyle. Non-modifiable factors are age, sex, genetics or family history. Much of this can prevented through diet and supplements such as garcinia cambogia extract.
A lot of heart disease prevention can be done. Keep your blood pressure at not more than 140/90 mmhg although this is already considered as a high blood pressure. Stop smoking and drinking alcoholic beverages but some doctors advise individuals to drink at least no more than 21 units a week for men and no more than 14 units a week for women. Eat more fruits and vegetables every day up to 5 servings a day and minimize salt intake since it increases blood pressure. Exercise at least 3-4 times a week performing moderate type of exercises for 30 minutes. And it is always best to check with your doctor so that you will know your health condition.