3 Important Facts about Cardiovascular Diseases and Alternative Treatments

A rise in the mortality rate especially among men caused by cardiovascular disease has been noted in the past years. Considered by many as a silent killer, cardiovascular disease is difficult to detect since there is no clear symptom or indication. Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) has been known to be the cause of majority of sudden deaths recorded.   There are three important facts that you must know about cardiovascular disease and its alternative cures.


The heart plays a major role in the cardiovascular system.

First, cardiovascular disease is a disease caused by hypertension and atherosclerosis. Hypertension or high blood pressure is one common cause of this disease among adults. When a person has high blood pressure, the heart has to exert more effort in pumping the blood around the body.  This can result to heart attack and death, or it may lead to chronic kidney disease and a shorter life expectancy.  On the other hand, atherosclerosis refers to the hardening and thickening of the arteries. This condition is caused by fats accumulating on the artery walls and as time passes by; the fat hardens and clogs the arteries. Blood flow is impeded and this could cause death. What is dangerous about this is there is no apparent symptom that something is already happening inside your arteries that could easily lead to your death.

Second, because the thickening of the artery walls cannot be easily detected, the best thing to do is to prevent such an event from occurring. Leading a healthy lifestyle is one way of reducing your risk from cardiovascular disease. Healthy lifestyle means having enough exercise, eating healthy foods, and avoiding stress as much as possible. Holistic medicine is considered one way of fighting against cardiovascular diseases.  The disease suddenly kills and therefore, preventing it is the best remedy. Avoid consuming foods that could lead to the accumulation and hardening of the fats in your arteries. Junk foods, fatty foods, sugary foods – over-consumption of these foods must be avoided from childhood to insure that you would not have cardiovascular disease.

Last, there is a group of foods that is considered as an alternative treatment to reduce the risk of acquiring cardiovascular disease. Research has identified several possible herbs that can prevent this disease. Among them are garlic, ginseng, hawthorn, and horse chestnut. Foods rich in fiber, omega 3-fatty acids, soy, and nuts could keep you away from strokes and cardiac arrests. Including plenty of fruits and vegetables in your daily meal is always beneficial in preventing ailments, including cardiovascular diseases.  Also, while there are negative views about consuming alcohol, various scientific studies have shown that drinking wine in moderation is actually good for the heart. Wine contains alcohol, which is one agent that helps prevent cardiovascular diseases. 


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