Wednesday, March 2, 2011

You Have a Heart Disease... Well, Which One?

I have come to find that there are several diseases that can be considered harmful to the heart. Finding out which kind of heart disease you have is the question and concern that is answered when you are trying to find a cure for your condition.

One disease is Coronary Heart Disease: This is the most common heart related problem. It occurs when the arteries become smaller (usually with build-up) and the heart is not getting enough blood supply.

Heart Attack: This is also another very common heart problem found in places where cheeseburgers, french fries, and milkshakes can be consumed daily. High amounts of cholesterol and salts are not good for the heart and cause even greater amounts of build up.

Ischemic Heart Disease: This is where the heart is not pumping fast enough to supply the heart and body with enough blood. A common reason for this disease to occur is obesity and lack of exercise because the heart is never put through the hardship of pumping faster. A cure for this disease would be to exercise more often.

Tachycardia: This is were the heart is beating at an extremely high and dangerous pace. Usually this is felt after extraneous exercise which is normal, but if the heart continues to beat at a fast pace 10 minutes after exercise, there is something wrong and it needs to be checked.

Rheumatic Heart Disease: This is where the valves in the heart are not able to close properly leading to blood spilling out into the wrong parts of the heart. This can lead to heart failure.

Pulmonary Heart Disease: This is caused by abnormal pressure on the lungs due to improper blood flow. The cure for pulmonary disease is very little to nothing, but it should still be kept under watch.
High Blood Pressure or Hyptertension: This is when your blood pressure is too high. High blood pressure is also caused by fatty foods and is very common to millions of people. The symptoms are sometimes serious, but most are faint and are unable to be detected without professional observation.
With so many Heart Diseases, how can we tend to them all? In modern days, we rely on technology, knowledge, and trust that the doctors and engineers are doing everything they can to solve heart failure problems. I found a recent device that does just that!

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