How To Avoide Cardiovascular disease

It's usually associated with a build-up of fatty deposits inside the arteries and an increased risk of blood clots

CVD is one of the main causes of death and disability in the UK

it can often largely be prevented by leading a healthy lifestyle

There are many different types of CVD

Coronary heart disease occurs when the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle is blocked or reduced

The main risk factors for CVD are 1. High blood pressure 2 Smoking 3. High cholesterol 4. Diabetes 5. Inactivity 6. Being overweight or obese 7. Family history of CVD 8. Ethnic background

High blood pressure (hypertension) is one of the most important risk factors for CVD

Smoking and other tobacco use is also a significant risk factor for CVD

High cholesterol increase your risk of developing a blood clot

High blood sugar levels can damage the blood vessels

If you don't exercise regularly, it's more likely that you'll have high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and be overweight

Being overweight or obese are risk factors for CVD