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Heart Disease: how teenagers can prevent it

info on the risk factors and how you can prevent them (this is for teenagers) this is a class assignment

Emma Alsept-Ellis

on 25 February 2012

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Transcript of Heart Disease: how teenagers can prevent it

Heart Disease in Teenagers:
prevention, risks, symptoms, and info By Emma Alsept-Ellis
life science period 5 so... what IS heart disease?
of heart related problems, such as heart attacks,
heart failure, stroke and coronary heart disease.
So its not just one disease.
heart disease is the general name for lots Why is it SO important for YOU as an AMERICAN to learn about heart disease? Heart disease IS the number one killer of both men and women in america!
And Coronary artery disease affects an estimated SEVEN MILLION americans. Each year, approx. 500,000 americans die from it! So, what causes heart disease? high cholestorol level, as LDL the 'bad' cholestorol builds up, your CVD (cardiovascular disease) risks increase. Atherosclerosis: the build up of plaque in your body , it can lead to blood clots, leading to stroke or heart attack. Obesity: even with no other risk factors, being
overweight alone can put you at risk.
Obesity can cause high blood pressure, another big cause of CVD. What are the symptoms? The most common symptom of coronary artery disease is Angina, a.k.a. chest pain. Angina can be discomfort, heaviness, pressure, aching, burning, fullness, squeezing or pain in your chest. Angina might also be felt in the shoulders, arms, neck, throat, jaw or back. Other symptoms may be shortness of breath,
flip-flop feeling in chest, faster heart beat, dizziness, nausea, or sweating. Who is at risk? people who smoke,
don't exercise as much as needed
have uncontrolled diabetes,
or uncontrolled anger or stress
are at risk for heart disease.

What can YOU (teenagers) do to prevent CVD- heart disease? many thing such as- Don't smoke! stay fit and active- so you will not become obese eat well so you will not get high cholestorol check up at the doctor to make sure your blood pressure isn't high Sources:
images all from google

information :
genetichealth.com Thank you for watching!
Remember! if you have a stroke or heart attack DO NOT hesitate and call 911 right away! if you have one or more of the symptoms I talked about you may want to see a doctor. -Emma Alsept-Ellis Another common symptom is physical activity straining you- if things you used to find easy become hard and straining this could be a sign you have CVD. A study by the University of Minnesota's stroke research center put on a study that shows people who have or recently owned cats have less of a risk of dying from a heart attack or other heart diseases. what does the heart do?
Blood pumps out of the heart to the lungs and gets oxygenated and pumps back in- then it goes out to the other organs. While the blood is traveling it collects waste from the organs.
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