Heart disease (cardiovascular disease) is a range of conditions which affect your heart by blocking blood vessels, which generally can lead to a stroke or heart attack. There are many different kinds of heart disease and blood vessel diseases such us coronary heart disease, heart attack, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease. They all are the leading causes of death for both genders in the world. However, coronary heart disease is the common type of heart disease.
Cardiovascular disease can be result from smoking, high level of cholesterol and fat in the blood, high level of blood pressure, high amount of sugar in the blood (diabetes), and blood vessel inflammation. They all cause cardiovascular problems and affect people health. There are several ways that may help to avoid or treat the serious health complications of heart disease. For instance, exercising, maintaining a healthy weight, eating healthy food, quitting smoking, controlling high blood pressure, lowering cholesterol.
In class, we talked about this issue and how it has remained the top major killers during the past decade. Personally, I have never read or cared about heart disease before it hit my grand father. It was one year ago, when my grand father fell on the ground having heart attack. We all were scared because it was first time happing to us. It has never happened to anyone in the family before him. After that, he had cardiac catheterization, and he was hospitalized for two weeks. I remember how we were afraid that he would not wake up. After he woke up, all my family started to read about this disease. So, they started observing what he ate, and forced him to do normal exercise.