Congestive Heart Failure

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CHF and Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular disease is a disease that affects all aspects of ho the heart functions. It involves the heart muscle itself as well as the arteries that supply the blood. Cardiovascular diseases are responsible for about half of the deaths in our society. The risks of the disease are not always avoidable when it comes to age, being a male and the family factors. There are medicines out there to help with the issue they include, but not limited to aspirin which reduces strokes in women, and heart attacks in men. Statins also help by lowering the bad cholesterol (LDL). Another thing that can help is beta blockers. Beta blockers are used after a heart attack has already taken place and its function is to blood pressure and to control angina. Although cardiovascular disease is not always avoidable, there are ways in which one can help to prevent it. A few examples of this would, if someone was a smoker, they should quit immediately or never start at all. Also one should lower their bad cholesterol (LDL) and as stated earlier, aspirin can help with the lowering of the cholesterol. Another thing that we should do is control our blood pressure. Exercising can also play a big role as well. By exercising, we can help reduce our weight and rid the body of bad toxins, control our weight, and much more. These are simple rules to follow to help increase the years on our lives. (Schwartz, Bove, 2012) Congestive heart failure which is also known as heart failure and CHF, is when the musle in the heart gets weak which makes it hard for it to pump blood. CHF is more common in older people than young. There are many factors that can cause CHF such as, high blood pressure, heart attack and heart disease etc. Some of the symptoms of the CHF are trouble breathing while lying down or when exercising. Swelling in the legs, ankles, or abdomen are also

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