Cardiovascular diseases are all diseases associated with the malfunctioning of the heart and blood vessels. It is estimated that these diseases are responsible for 200,000. deaths per year.
The most common cardiovascular diseases include: hypertension, heart failure, coronary heart disease (coronary heart disease), heart attack, stroke, arrhythmias, heart defects, lymphoedema, rheumatic heart disease, Raynaud's syndrome .
Symptoms and causes of cardiovascular disease
Symptoms of cardiovascular disease are primarily:
feeling short of breath, fainting, headache and dizziness, palpitations, tightness of the chest, faster fatigue.
Causes of cardiovascular disease:
- smoking, excessive alcohol consumption;
- too low physical activity;
- elevated cholesterol;
- chronic stress, depression;
- male sex;
- improper diet, overweight and obesity;
- genetic predisposition.
Treatment of cardiovascular disease
Prevention is necessary to prevent cardiovascular disease. By avoiding risk factors, we are able to largely control our health and not lead to a situation where medical consultation and pharmacological treatment will be necessary.
Because cardiovascular diseases belong to the so-called psychosomatic diseases (psychological factors play a large role in the emergence or exacerbation of disease symptoms), it is worth avoiding stressors, and in the event of experiencing difficult moments in life go to a psychologist for help .