The Heart is an important organ of the human body or in other words it is like the life’s engine. The heart is responsible to pump blood to all parts of the body. This is the only organ that works 24hr and once stopped claims life. The deoxygenated blood from the whole body is rerouted to the heart and from there the oxygenated blood will be transported back to the body through the arteries.
All machines will reduce performance, so do the heart. Upon age and lifestyle, hearts performance might reduce and that will affect the health directly. Then arises a lot of problems grouped under cardiovascular diseases. Cardiovascular diseases are directly related to heart valves and its arteries. The valves function not to mix the oxygenated and the deoxygenated blood whereas the arteries form the channels that will transport the blood to the other body parts. There arises the problems, the arteries might constrict in thickness and there will be plaque formation. This plaque will reduce the blood flow and hence might result in a stroke or heart attack. Other diseases related to this are coronary heart disease, rheumatic heart disease, etc.
There are a number of reasons which gives rise to such diseases. Life style habits of unhealthy diet, smoking and drinking are major contributors. These habits will definitely lead to number of cardiovascular disease apart from mentioned. Thus it is necessary to keep a complete control on such habits. While one enjoys those habits the heart is affected very badly. A sudden intolerance from heart can claim the life. Apart from smoking and drinking, food habits also lead to such conditions. Food that contains a lot of spice, oil and fats can too lead to various cardiovascular diseases. The most common problems that associate are valve thickening and artery blockage. Both of these problems will restrict blood flow in the body and finally lead to heart attack.
Treatments include open heart surgeries and angioplasty. The heart is opened up and the valves are either replaced or corrected. For the blocked arteries the first attempt is to clear up the plaque, if not possible the whole artery is replace with a new one. This form of surgery is called the heart bypass surgery.
The Heart is a delicate organ and if not taken care might lead to cardiovascular diseases. One should have healthy lifestyle and food habits to keep the heart healthy. Indulge in some form of exercise every day to keep the heart healthy.
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