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Family history *StressFamily history *Stress Smoking*DiabetesSmoking*Diabetes High Blood PressureHigh Blood Pressure Poor diet (high in fat, sodium, low in nutrients and fiber)Poor diet (high in fat, sodium, low in nutrients and fiber) Physical InactivityPhysical Inactivity Overweight/ObeseOverweight/Obese
Any condition that reduces the strength and functioning of the heart and blood vessels. Arteriosclerosis Arteriosclerosis -a group of diseases that cause the thickening and hardening of the arteries. Atherosclerosis Atherosclerosis- a type of arteriosclerosis where fatty substances build up on the inner lining of the arteries. Heart Disease is the #1 Killer of all adults in the US!
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) A condition where a person’s blood pressure stays at a level that is higher than normal - (140/80 or higher) Heart Attack- This occurs when the coronary artery becomes blocked, usually by a blood clot. This blockage prevents blood and oxygen from reaching the heart, so the tissue dies and the heart may stop working. Signs of a heart attack: Chest pain/discomfort Pain in one or both arms, back, neck, jaw or stomach Shortness of breath Other signs include a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness
Stroke- Stroke- a serious condition that occurs when an artery in the brain breaks or becomes blocked. This prevents the nerve cells in the brain from getting the oxygen and nutrients they need to function. Warning Signs: SUDDEN numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg - especially on one side of the body. SUDDEN confusion, trouble speaking or understanding. SUDDEN trouble seeing in one or both eyes. SUDDEN trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination. SUDDEN severe headache with no known cause. When brain cells die during a stroke, abilities controlled by that area of the brain are lost. These abilities include speech, movement and memory. How a stroke patient is affected depends on where the stroke occurs in the brain and how much the brain is damaged