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How to Reduce the Risk of Cardiovascular Diseases

How to Reduce the Risk of Cardiovascular Diseases

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the number one cause of death globally. According to world health organization (WHO) statistics, 17.9 million people die of these diseases every year. The statistics are alarming, but prevention is possible. Certain risk factors are unavoidable, such as family history and age; however, other risk factors are more controllable. There are various precautions that you can take to reduce your risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD).  Adopt Physically Active Lifestyle A sedentary lifestyle is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Adopting an active lifestyle should involve exercising for thirty minutes at least three times a...

What’s the Link between Carotid Artery Disease and Stroke?

What’s the Link between Carotid Artery Disease and Stroke?

Carotid artery disease (CAD) and stroke are both vascular diseases, and there is an association between them. Looking at the numbers: Carotid artery disease (CAD) and stroke are major vascular disorders that affect millions of people worldwide. Additionally, cerebrovascular accident (CVA) or stroke is the second leading cause of death worldwide. According to the world health organization (WHO), stroke affects 15 million people worldwide annually. This blog takes a look at how these two are linked. Carotid Artery Disease (CAD) and Stroke In most vascular diseases, the blood vessels are narrowed due to plaque build-up over time. This plaque hinders...