Heart Disease Causes

Heart Disease Causes, Symptoms, and Factors

Hello beautiful people, it’s another wonderful day to be alive and Healthy and believes we are all in good Health.

Yesterday we started an interesting and information packed series on the HEART.

The major aim of this series is to bring the knowledge home and to our faces to enlighten us on the importance of having a Healthy Heart.

Before we delve into the matter of the day lets first all understand how the Heart works.

 

 

Understanding How the Heart Works

Your heart is an amazing powerhouse that pumps and circulates 5 or 6 gallons of blood each minute through your entire body.

The heart is the hardest working muscle in the body.

The average heart beats 100,000 times a day, day and night, to supply oxygen and nutrients throughout the body.

Blood pumped by the heart also shuttles waste products such as carbon dioxide to the lungs so it can be eliminated from the body.

Proper heart function is essential to support life.

 

 

Heart Disease: The Number-One Killer

According to WHO;

Statistics has revealed that 150,000 Nigerians die annually as a result of heart-related diseases and alarmingly,

the number is expected to increase to 23 million by the year 2030 if adequate measures are not taken.

While Heart disease is the leading killer in the United States and affects an estimated 14 million adults.

Heart disease is responsible for more deaths in the U.S. than the 2nd through 7th leading causes of death combined.

Also, 34 per cent of the adult population in Nigeria live with ‎High Blood Pressure especially cardiovascular heart disease

before the age of 50 and the number is said to be on the increase as a result of poor diet,

the absence of healthy lifestyle, lack of exercise, and others.

 

So…

What is Heart Disease?CHD

 

Coronary artery disease (CAD), commonly known as heart disease.

Heart disease develops when a combination of fatty material, calcium, and scar tissue (plaque) builds up in the arteries

that supply the heart with blood.

What is Plaque? – “plaque is like a firm shell with a soft inner core containing cholesterol”

Through these arteries, called the coronary arteries, the heart muscle (myocardium) gets the oxygen and other nutrients it

needs to pump blood.

The plaque often narrows the artery so that the heart does not get enough blood.

When a coronary artery narrows due to plaque buildup or some other cause, the heart muscle is starved for

oxygen and a person experiences chest pain known as angina.

If plaque completely blocks blood flow (like the 3rd artery in the picture above), it may cause a heart attack

myocardial infarction) or a fatal rhythm disturbance (sudden cardiac arrest).

 

How  Does Heart Attack Happen

Blockage of the coronary arteries by plaque may cause a heart attack (myocardial infarction) or a fatal rhythm disturbance (sudden cardiac arrest).

 

When a piece of a fatty plaque (plaque is like a firm shell with a soft inner core containing cholesterol) in a coronary artery breaks off or ruptures.

When this happens, a blood clot forms in the area in response to the injury.

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The clot may block the flow of blood through the artery, causing a heart attack.

Sadly, some heart attacks lead to the heart-stopping completely, a situation known as the sudden cardiac arrest.

The heart may also start to beat in a very dangerous rhythm called ventricular tachycardia, which is potentially fatal.

 

 

Guess we have said a lot today and it’s probably a good place for us to stop for now.

Look out for our next post on the symptoms and signs to look at for as it relates to Heart disease.

 

 

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