Cardiovascular disease

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  • CVD
    • it can be caused by the heart, the veins, capillaries, arteries or a mixture.
    • coronary means arteries or veins supplying the heart
    • Your risk of developing cardiovascular disease can be increased by poor diet and little exercise, smoking, drinking, genetics
      • For exmple, fast foods are bad because they contain high cholsterol and high salt content which raises blood pressure and can lead to atherosclerosis
      • smoking also increases the risk because carbon monoxide replaces oxygen in the blood, this causes atherosclerosis and blood clots. furthermore, nicotine stimulatdes adrenaline which raises blood pressure
      • Men are more at risk than women, and risk increases with age

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