A recent data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed that 5 out of 10 deaths in the country is caused by cardiovascular diseases.
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) are conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels which is very rampant in the cause of deaths of Filipino. There is no specific study or statistics about cardiovascular diseases among Filipino men, but here are the usual CVD that among Filipino men have:
- Ischemic Heart Disease also known as Coronary artery disease (CAD) is caused by plaque buildup, cholesterol deposits that narrow the coronary arteries, or blood vessels in our heart. This buildup happens through the course of several years. Limiting and constricting the amount of oxygen that flows into the heart when the arteries become hardened and narrowed then a heart attack may occur. CAD is developed between 40 and 45 years old for male.
- Heart failure sometimes known as congestive heart failure, occurs when our heart muscle doesn’t pump blood as well as it should. Certain conditions, such as narrowed arteries in our heart (coronary artery disease) or high blood pressure, gradually leave your heart too weak or stiff to fill and pump efficiently.
- Cardiomyopathy is a condition where our heart muscle is abnormal. The main types of cardiomyopathy include dilated, hypertrophic and restrictive cardiomyopathy. Cardiomyopathy makes it harder for your heart to pump and deliver blood to the rest of our body. Cardiomyopathy can lead to heart failure. Cardiomyopathy can be treated. The type of treatment you’ll receive depends on which type of cardiomyopathy you have and how serious it is. Treatment may include medications, surgically implanted devices or, in severe cases, a heart transplant.
To understand more about Cardiovascular Diseases please watch the video.
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