Effects Of Heart Disease On The Heart

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The heart is one of the body’s most vital organ, it pumps blood throughout the body specifically organs and tissues that need oxygen and nutrients that the heart carries. It also helps to remove waste products we do not need. If the heart does not work properly multiple organs would not be able to function. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. Cardiovascular disease affects more than 1 in 3 adults in the United States. The most common type of heart disease in America it has been estimated killing over 370,000 people is Coronary heart disease 1.More than 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States which is approximately 1 in every 4 deaths 1. Is our heart failing or are we failing our heart? Everyone wants to maintain a healthy heart that functions well. People do not intend on damaging their heart. But few bad habits such as smoking or drinking alcohol can cause a negative impact on our hearts. For example, cigarette smoking is very common in America7. But did you know the carbon monoxide in tobacco smoke can greatly diminish the amount of oxygen carried in the blood. There’s a number of activities that people don’t think can have bad effects on the heart. Such activities include: sitting all day, over stressing, depression, and poor dieting, drinking too much alcohol, and not being physically active Most Americans love indulging alcohol. I mean why not grab a cold drink after work? That’s what happy hour

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