Keep a healthy heart!

Your heart is a pump that sends blood throughout your entire body. Blood circulates to the different parts of the body in order to supply them with the oxygen they need to function properly. Your blood travels through blood vessels, which together with the heart, form your cardiovascular system (cardio for heart; vascular for blood vessels). In this guide, we’ll look at some types of diseases that can affect this system and what to do to prevent them.

Table of contents

  • High Blood Pressure
    • Is this a common problem?
    • Signs and symptoms
    • How is it measured?
    • How is it diagnosed?
    • Getting a good blood pressure reading in five easy steps
    • Why treat it? I don’t have any symptoms!
    • Treating hypertension
  • Heart disease
    • Angina
    • Heart attacks
    • Heart failure
    • Arythmia
    • Strokes
  • Preventing high blood pressure and heart disease
    • Cholesterol
    • Diabetes
    • Obesity
    • Diet
    • Lack of physical exercise
    • Stress
    • Smoking
    • Alcohol
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