Heart Diseases and Its Causes

Heart Diseases and Its Causes

Common Heart Diseases

Heart attack is usually what strikes when people think of heart diseases. However, there are a number of diseases that affect the heart or blood vessels of a person. Some of them are mentioned below:

  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)/Ischaemic heart disease
  • Arrhythmias and Palpitations
  • Inflammatory heart disease
  • Hypertensive heart disease
  • Heart failure
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Rheumatic heart disease

Causes of Heart Diseases

In order to prevent heart diseases, controlling the various factors that cause heart problems will be essential. The different factors that cause heart diseases are:

Factors that cause heart diseases are:

  • Abnormal blood cholesterol (dyslipidemia)
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Smoking and other forms of tobacco use
  • Diabetes
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Physical inactivity
  • Age over 55 (for men) or 65 (for women)
  • Family history of CAD
  • Psychological stress