Heart or cardiovascular disease is an umbrella term that describes damage to the heart and blood vessels due to lifestyle, congenital conditions, or the aging process. The heart is the engine of the body. Healthy food, exercise, and reduced stress can all decrease the likelihood of developing a cardiovascular illness. A variety of heart diseases can detract from good health.
Atherosclerotic disease refers to a condition affecting the function of blood vessels. The symptoms differ depending on gender. Men have chest pain, while women are more likely to feel nausea, chest discomfort, or shortness of breath. People may also experience severe fatigue and overall weakness or pain. Numbness in the arms and legs may occur due to the compromised ability of damaged blood vessels to provide proper blood flow to the limbs. Many people do not realize they're ill until they experience a cardiac or pulmonary event like a heart attack, angina, stroke, or even heart failure. Regular checkups with a doctor and a healthy lifestyle can help prevent cardiac distress and disease.
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