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Some important facts about heart disease

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The following are some of the important facts about heart which you may not know. Knowing about these will help you to understand the problem and do something about it. Let's find out what you should know about heart disease.

Most heart attacks happen on Monday mornings. Why is that? During the early morning hours, blood platelets are stickier, the person is partially dehydrated and stress hormones like cortisol are at their peak. All of them combined is a very good condition for heart attack.

Heart attacks happened when oxygen rich blood is blocked and it cannot reach the heart. The section of the hard devoid of oxygen begins to die if the flow is not restored in a sufficient amount of time.

Women have different heart attack symptoms. Such symptoms include nausea, indigestion and shoulder aches. Their symptoms are different compared to classic chest pain that men generally experience. 25% of all heart attacks go unrecognized and it is more true in case of women.

Coronary heart disease is not solely by modern-day lifestyles. This is a myth. When CT scans of Egyptian mummies were performed it showed that many of them had heart attacks. So, your lifestyle may not be the only reason for possible heart problems, however, it can be a very big factor contributing more to the possibility of heart diseases.

Negative emotions are risk factors for heart attack. On the other hand, laughter is good for the heart. Laughter is good because it relaxes and expands blood vessels which increases blood flow up to 20%.

Heart diseases can be of different types. Hypertension (high blood pressure), coronary heart disease (heart attack) and cerebrovascular disease (stroke) are some of the most common types of heart diseases. Depending on the heart disease, the symptoms and expressions of the disease may vary from patient to patient.

If you drink a diet soda every day, it will increase the chances of getting a heart attack. A recent scientific study found that there is a correlation between diet soda and the possibility of heart problems. Fruit infused seltzer water is a good alternative to cool off and satisfy your sweet tooth. Maybe it is the time to ditch diets soda forever.

Heart attacks are 27% more likely to happen around your birthday. There are also most likely on Christmas Day, December 26 and New Year's Day.

Heart attacks and strokes can be avoided. 80% of them are preventable. How do you prevent strokes and heart attacks? Avoid tobacco, indulge in regular physical activity, maintain a healthy diet and ensure that you regularly check blood pressure, blood sugar and blood lipids. They will help you to know about the possibility of a heart problem before it starts. Prevention is better than cure in case of heart problems as sometimes it may not be possible to cure it at all after some stages.

A person who is about to have a stroke generally experiences some of the common symptoms. These symptoms include weakness of the face, arm or leg; confusion or difficulty is speaking; fainting; impaired vision; vomiting; loss of balance or coordination. However, it doesn't mean that there may not be any other symptoms. But if you see any of these symptoms in a person, you should immediately find the emergency care services.


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