It is projected that one out of every four people will die from it and younger people are being diagnosed every day. Age is only a number that’s how the old saying goes and when it comes to heart disease that’s a fact. Individuals at twenty seven are with cardiovascular pain and blockage, even we see it in 90 year olds.
As a cardiologist, Dr. Edward warns that heart disease can strike anyone at any stage of life no matter how active they are. Just because I’m 40 and I’m playing tennis and I’m active doesn’t mean I can’t have a cardiovascular problem.
While heart disease is often thought of as an older person’s problem. Dr. Paling says young people need to be especially on guard. There’s a lot of denial not going to happen. People are still smoking and we’re seeing the incidence in women of a higher incidence of heart disease in women as well. We also know that there’s a higher incidence over the past 20 years of women smoking. Longer periods of time smoking is one of the leading causes of heart disease followed by obesity high blood pressure and diabetes.
People says, “You know I need to lose weight but they don’t. I know I need to walk but they don’t so intellectually.” They understand, they know what to do but then they don’t do it.
Since heart disease is also genetic, a one-on-one discussion with your primary care physician is also recommended. Stress can also play a significant role in heart disease. Your doctor can recommend strategies to reduce your stress.