Prvention of Cardiovascular DiseasesAlthough many cardiovascular diseases can be treated or prevented, an estimated 17 million people die of cardiovascular diseases each year.

A substantial number of these deaths can be attributed to tobacco smoking, which increases the risk of dying from coronary heart disease and cerebrovascular disease 2–3 fold. The risk increases with age and is greater for women than for men.

In contrast, cardiac events fall 50% in people who stop smoking and the risk of cardiovascular diseases including acute myocardial infarction, stroke and peripheral vascular disease, also decreases significantly over the first two years after stopping smoking.

As a matter of fact, there are other factors that can lead to cardiovascular disease. In times of increased mental and physical strain, side-effects like stress and high blood pressure make a contribution to unhealthy circumstances that can provide serious health problems. Especially people suffering from obesity and diabetes must be very careful as they belong to the risk group due to cardiovascular disease.

It is possible to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease by eliminating the risk factors you can control, and managing the risk factors you cannot control. Just click on the particular link on the left and you will find more information on making appropriate lifestyle changes that will help to lower your risk of cardiovascular disease.