M6 Discussion – Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer

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Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer Student’s Name Institution’s Name Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular diseases are disorders that alter the normal functioning of the heart and blood vessels. Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) originate from one’s lifestyle (American Heart Association, 2017). Behavioral acts of having an unhealthy diet, lack of physical activity, smoking, and alcohol use contributes to the emergence of CVDs. The effects of engaging in harmful activities may show up as raised blood pressure, overweight, and obesity among many other consequences. The outlined consequences of unhealthy behaviors enhance the chances of developing a heart attack or failure and other CVDs. From Life's Simple seven video a healthy lifestyle must have seven goals. The goals are, managing blood pressure, control of cholesterol, reduce blood sugar, engage in physical activity, lose weight, and stop smoking. The Simple seven video advocates for healthy living through discouraging and encouraging unhealthy and healthy activities respectively. Heart attacks occur as a consequence of poor eating habits and obesity (American Heart Association, 2016). The video advocates for weight loss and eating of healthy meals. The control of cholesterol goes into the steps aimed at keeping arteries free of a clog. Also, there is the management of blood pressure for it is a significant risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Majority of the seven ways of simple, healthy living are ways of handling causes of CVDs (American Heart Association, 2016). Cancer Cancer is a name used to refer to a group of diseases known to create abnormal cells in the

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