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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide, taking about 17.9 million lives in 2019. Statistics have risen after the Covid 19 pandemic changed the world order in recent years. The most dangerous behavioral habits have become part of our daily lives – lack of physical activity and unhealthy eating. These are the most common risk factors for cardiovascular disease, along with smoking and alcohol.
The World Heart Federation estimates that there will be an increase in about 23 million deaths from CVD by 2030, with 130 million adults in the United States alone having some form of heart disease.
In the European region, the statistics are no more encouraging, with more than 4.3 million deaths from CVD, which is about 48% of all deaths.
In Bulgaria, two out of three people die of heart failure, stroke, myocardial infarction.
Which groups are at risk of cardiovascular problems?
Men at an earlier age suffer more than women, whose risk increases after menopause. We must be cautious when there is a family burden. If one of the parents has a pronounced cardiovascular pathology, the probability of inheritance is extremely high.
Cardiovascular disorders are observed even at the earliest age.
As with most diseases, so with cardiovascular, early diagnosis of the existing problem is extremely important for complete recovery and recovery without severe consequences for the body. We must not forget that the symptoms appear when there is already some type of damage.
Therefore, be responsible for your health, someone loves you and relies on you!