In the United States, countless deaths are easily avoidable and due entirely to lifestyle choices. What you eat, what you drink, smoking, and more. When we leave our lives in our own hands, the less it seems we value it. Heart disease is the leading cuase of death in America. Often times, there is not a great amount that can be done to prevent heart disease entirely. Genetics comes into play quite often and the best that can be done is to take all advice from your doctor as possible.
Many times unfortunately, heart disease is entirely self inflicted. Consuming high calorie and high fat foods directly affects the heart. Often times a poor diet is also paired with a low activity lifestyle. These two elements are the leading cause of all health problems in America. Combine that with tobacco usage and excessive drinking and you are asking to contract heart disease.
When genetics are the primary factor, medications can be taken to aid in the thinning or thickening of blood, decrease or increase in blood pressure, and many other symptoms of different heart disease. A healthy diet and active lifestyle being made daily habits can save a life time and time again. Prevention is the best medicine imaginable and should be the first choice in healthcare.