Health; Cardiovascular Diseases
Health; Cardiovascular Diseases Health 1000
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Summer Notetaker on Thursday February 25, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Health 1000 at East Carolina University taught by Dr. Shrader in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 38 views. For similar materials see Health in Health Sciences at East Carolina University.
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Date Created: 02/25/16
Week of February 22 -26 th Health Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular disease and diabetes are closely linked to lifestyle People aged 12-39, smoking, high body fat, and high blood glucose can increase chance for disease Awareness is key Easier to moderate than eliminate Chronic diseases Prolonged, does not resolve spontaneously, and rarely cured completely Causes 7 out of 10 deaths in US each year Reduces quality of life and causes financial burden Diseases of heart and blood vessels Hypertension Atherosclerosis Coronary heart disease (CHD) Angina pectoris Arrhythmia Congestive heart failure Stroke Arteriosclerosis Thickening and hardening of arteries Underlying cause of many cardiovascular health problems Biggest contributor to disease burden globally Characterized by plaque buildup Starts with damage from Smoking High blood pressure High LDL cholesterol (bad ones) High blood glucose Infection Initiates inflammatory response at damaged site and cry for help Blood Pressure How hard your heart has to work to meet bodys needs Measured by two numbers Systolic (contracts, sends blood out) Diastolic (relaxes, blood re-enters heart) Week of February 22 -26 th 1 in 3 Americans have high blood pressure Hypertension Silent killer; few symptoms Awareness is key Cononary Heart Disease Greatest killer Leads to heart attack Chest pain Pain in arm, jaw, neck, back, or shoulder Cold, clammy sweat Shortness of breath Nausea, vomiting, indigestion Stroke Blood supply to brain is interrupted, oxygen deprivation kills brain cells Leading cause of severe, tong-term disability, impaired speech, memory or motor control Young people are having strokes than ever before Diabetes Fastest growing chronic disease Cut tobacco out
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