While nobody likes the stench of foul-smelling air or the uncomfortable side effects that may accompany it, the World Health Organization considers even the most undetectable forms of air pollution to be a major risk to health. Pollution has long been linked to respiratory problems, heart disease, and cancer. Recently, evidence suggests there is even a strong association between poor air quality and heart attacks and stroke.
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Improvements in medical treatment methods in the past century have now resulted in a significant increase in the lifespan of the human population. People are now living at least 10 years longer, thanks to the new medications, diagnostic tests, and medical procedures that are currently being used in hospitals. Physicians are also more equipped in identifying specific diseases that may affect one’s health, allowing these medical professionals to provide treatment early on.
We often hear that stroke and heart attack are medical conditions that are caused by certain lifestyle behaviors. These two conditions are mainly due to elevated blood pressure, which may be caused by the quality of food items eaten and the type of living conditions that we are exposed to. For example, eating food items high in sugars and fats may result in excessive weight gain, which in turn may also be associated with elevated blood pressure. Living in a …Read more
For decades, heavy consumption of alcohol has been associated with various cardiovascular diseases including hypertension and stroke. Despite the health campaign initiated by physicians and other healthcare-related groups, the population of alcohol drinkers in society has remained the same. It is thus important for the general public, with the aid of physicians, to monitor changes in their bodies and to implement healthy lifestyles that may improve cardiac care and prevent stroke. These efforts may also help increase the chances to …Read more