Cardiovascular risks to avoid

cardiovascular risks

Cardiovascular risks to avoid

 

When we talk about cardiovascular risk We must bear in mind that to a large extent it falls on us, our habits and customs so that our cardiovascular health is optimal.

It should be said that there is always a certain percentage that is not in our hands like now, heart diseases and ailments and our genetics. However, approximately 80% of heart attacks are associated with risk factors that we can improve with a little will and a change in our habits.

What cardiovascular risk factors should we avoid?

Cholesterol

First of all, one should not believe that cholesterol is bad for our health, since it is a lipid produced by the liver that is vital for the proper functioning of our body.

Now, the problem comes when blood cholesterol levels are too high because fat begins to accumulate on the walls of our arteries and can cause an obstruction at a certain time.

In the case of cholesterol, there is a congenital part and that is that people who take great care of their diet can have high cholesterol levels, but to avoid it, we must take care of our diet and keep blood fats at bay.

Sedentary

In figures from the WHO (World Health Organization), a sedentary lifestyle and lack of physical activity is behind 30% of heart attacks.

In this case, the solution is easy and at our disposal, move your body! It is not that from one day to the next, you have to be a competitive athlete, but that you progressively incorporate exercise routines, as easy as going for a walk, in your day to day.

We recommend that, if you haven't practiced sports for a long time, consult your doctor first as excessive activity can be very dangerous.

Stress

We could say that stress is the quintessential enemy of a healthy life, therefore, your heart is not interested in a permanent state of nerves and anxiety. There is no exact way to quantify the level of stress that affects a coronary event, but numerous studies have shown that it increases the risk of acute myocardial infarction during the two hours following a significant episode of emotional disturbance.

Hypertension

This silent disease, because many people suffer from it without knowing it, consists of having a high level of blood pressure continuously. Hypertension begins to appear at a certain age, and affects the heart especially but also the brain, kidneys and other vital organs.

Smoking

A smoker presents up to three times the risk of suffering cardiovascular disease than a person who does not smoke. So now you have a compelling excuse to quit smoking.

 

How to avoid cardiovascular risks?

In order to avoid the cardiovascular risksThere are a number of factors to take into account:

  • No Smoking. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable premature death.
  • Maintain a healthy and balanced diet, avoiding excessive consumption of sugars and fats. We must control our cholesterol levels.
  • Reduce the consumption of salt. There are heart diseases in which it is very important not to accumulate fluids, retained by salt. A patient with impaired cardiac function may not be able to "manage" this excess fluid and decompensate by developing heart failure. Excess salt can also increase blood pressure figures compared to usual.
  • Do physical activity. Doing moderate sports contributes to improving our quality of life and provides us with physiological, psychological and social benefits, which have been endorsed by scientific research. A sedentary life, with little exercise, increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. Any exercise that is done is better than nothing.
  • Control alcohol consumption: an excess implies notable caloric increases, disinhibition with respect to the usual hygienic-dietary control measures and, on the other hand, alcohol is itself a cardiac toxin whose effect often falls on patients with significant underlying pathology.
  • Have good rest habitsand respect the hours of sleep. We must sleep between 7 and 8 hours a day to maintain an optimal physical, emotional and mental state. Sleeping few hours impairs our immunity and increases the risk of cardiovascular and neurovascular involvement.
  • Manage excess stress and emotional tension. Stress often triggers health problems like high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes.

 

En Neosalus, we ensure everyone's health and offer all kinds of products that may be necessary, we have the most efficient defibrillators on the market without the requirement of electrical installation and we put all the necessary resources in your hands to save a life.

However, we must not forget that we must do everything possible taking care of our habits and customs so that our vascular health is good.