Understanding the Contributing Factors of Cardiovascular Disease
One of the most commonly found chronic conditions today is cardiovascular disease. According to the latest research, cardiovascular disease or CVD will affect one in three people in the United States by 2050. The same research, conducted and compiled by the University of Arizona’s RN to MSN programs, found there are a number of attributing factors to watch out for. These attributing factors are not only increasing the risks of a cardiovascular disease, but are also causing a wide range of other chronic conditions.
Smoking and high blood pressure are still the two highest attributing factors of CVD, rated at 13.7% and 40.6% respectively. Poor diet and a low amount of physical activity follow suit, each causing around 11% of CVD today. Completing the top 5 contributing factors, we have an abnormal blood glucose level, commonly found in people with diabetes.
You can learn more about CVD, the different types of heart disease and how to prevent them by reading the complete infographic by the University of Arizona.