Heart Disease And Cardiovascular Disease

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Houston Community College Coleman Heart Disease Paper Julissa Diaz Ms. Williams ECRD 1211 Spring 2017 Diaz 2 Heart Disease Paper A heart disease or cardiovascular disease are problems such as, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure or arrhythmia. Our heart sends blood around our body and if we have any sort of failure with our hearts it will not transport oxygen and nutrients throughout the body causing for a disease to start or occur. Some diseases come heredity but most can be avoided by properly taking care of yourself and being healthy. From my family roots, my grandfather on my father’s side suffers from both high blood pressure and heart congestion failure. High blood pressure is very common. High…show more content…
This is another heart problem that my grandfather deals with. Bouchez stated in her article, “Women tend to think that breast cancer is their biggest health threat. And while it 's important, heart disease remains the No. 1 killer of women, even young women.” After reading this information it scares me knowing that this is the number 1 killer in women and it runs in the family. This can increase the chances of me getting the disease. Ways to avoid this disease would be to stop smoking and stay healthy. I chose high blood pressure as a potential risk in my life because my grandfather’s suffers from it and chances are if a close relative has high blood pressure you can get it too. I researched how high blood pressure can affect a young women and according to the “What Causes High Blood Pressure in Young Women” article it states that, “The three most common risk factors for high blood pressure in women 35 and under are pregnancy, drugs and diet.” With this being said, I believe the risk that most suits me is the diet and drugs. I did not put pregnancy under one of my risks because I don’t have any future plans involving me being pregnant until I’m maybe 30 if not later. Since simple medications such as ibuprofen and Tylenol fall under drugs and those are medications that we are able to take for small aches on any day or any time, that is a risk in which I’m taking. The biggest risk that scares me is diet. I am very unhealthy; in the way I eat. I love fast
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