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Cardiovascular Disease - Causes and Risk Factors

​Causes

The causes of cardiovascular disease varies, depending on the specific heart condition one has.

Some of the common type of heart disease and its causes are:

Risk factors

An individual is more likely to develop cardiovascular disease if they have one or more of the following risk factors:

  • High blood pressure (also known as hypertension)
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Family history of heart disease
  • Smoking
  • Constant overconsumption of alcohol
  • Obesity or overweight
  • Physical inactivity and a sedentary lifestyle
  • Ageing or other chronic conditions

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