Understanding heart disease

understanding heart disease

What is Heart Disease? Heart disease is a broad term which people use loosely to describe a number of conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels. A more accurate term to use would be “cardiovascular disease” but it’s a bit of a mouthful if you’re not used to medical…

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Major risk factors for heart disease – how do you get heart disease?

Risk factors are those things you do or conditions you may be suffering from that increase your chances of getting a particular disease. What causes heart disease? High blood cholesterol Cholesterol is a fatty substance that is produced by the liver and is used for various things in the body.The…

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