Your risk of heart disease increases as you get older, but you can help protect yourself whatever your age. In this blog I’ll be looking at how to spot the signs of heart disease and keep your heart in good shape.
Coronary heart disease is the UK’s biggest cause of death, causing nearly 70,000 deaths in 2012. More than 1 in 10 women, and 1 in 7 men, die from the disease in the UK alone.
Remember that your heart is incredibly important it beats on average 72 times a minute pumping oxygen and nutrient rich blood around the body whilst also removing the waste products we don’t need at the same time, it’s the biggest muscle in the body and we need to look after it.
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Half of smokers will die from a smoking-related disease in England, accounting for more than 100,000 deaths each year. Here are just some of the ways smoking can damage your body.
Brain - If you smoke, you are more likely to have a stroke than someone who doesn't smoke. In fact, smoking increases your risk of having a stroke by at least 50%, which can cause brain damage and death. And, by smoking, you double your risk of dying from a stroke.
One way that smoking can increase your risk of a stroke is by increasing your chances of developing a brain aneurysm. This is a bulge in a blood vessel caused by a weakness in the blood vessel wall. This can rupture or burst which will lead to an ext