Environmental Factors – Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
As many people are turning into becoming an environmentalist, they are also becoming more health conscious. Well, being concerned to environmental status and to our own health are two important matters here. In fact, it shows that environmental factors lead to the onset of cardiovascular disease.
Cardiovascular disease or CVD is the number one cause of death for humans. In a year, there are about 17.9 million lives shut off due to CVD. The heart and the blood vessels are the primary body parts that have been affected by thos disease. The WHO stated that a person is more susceptible in developing CVD if they are:
- Not physically active
- Consume food with high amount of salt
- Drink more alcohol
But, researchers are also taking the role of environmental factors as one of the contributor of CVD.
Environmental Factors and CVD
Experts in studying and managing CVD state that it is really important to take environmental factors as one of the contributors to cardiovascular disease. For Prof. Aruni Bhatnagar, a professor at the School of Medicine in the University of Louisville, the reduction of risks leading to CVD is the most crucial thing to do.
Around 70 to 80% of CVD are generally caused by environmental factors. Reduction of such risk can only be addressed once there is an understanding of the involved environmental factors.