After this lesson you will know about:
If you have a family history of CVD, your risk of developing it is also increased. You’re considered to have a family history of CVD if either:
Tell your doctor or nurse if you have a family history of CVD. They may suggest checking your blood pressure and cholesterol level.
One of the worst consequences of cardiovascular disease is HEART ATTACK. It is important to recognise the symptoms of heart attack at early stage. If you experience one of these symptoms, urgently call your doctor!
Symptoms of a heart attack include:
In addition the person may experience difficulty in breathing or shortness of breath; nausea or vomiting; light-headedness or faintness; a cold sweat; and turning pale.
Women are more likely than men to have shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, and back or jaw pain.
Regardless of your overall weight, having a large amount of fat concentrated in your BELLY increases A LOT your risk of Cardiovascular Diseases, Type 2 diabetes. A larger waist measurement can mean too much visceral fat. This is the fat stored around internal organs like your liver and pancreas.
We recommend you to measure your waist size!
How much should your waist measure?
In general, for MEN:
a waist circumference below 94cm is ‘low risk’, between 94–102cm (37-40in) is ‘high risk’ and more than 102cm (40in) is ‘very high risk.
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Watch this video to learn more about heart disease prevention ! Read the comments under the video to learn more! What does it say about “stress”?