Rising Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiovascular diseases have been a primary reason for increasing deaths with the growing population and the age old problem. Cardiovascular diseases are the primary reason for the premature deaths in the World leading to heart attacks, strokes, etc.
The cardiovascular diseases are primarily caused by the change in the lifestyle of the people. The wrong eating habits and unhealthy living with the inebriation of alcohol and smoke can lead to a weak heart beginning with a simple heart burn.
On a global scale, the number of deaths due to the cardiovascular disease increased by 41% between 1990 and 2017.
If we talk about India alone, there has been a major increase in the total number of deaths due to the cardiovascular diseases with a whopping rate of 1.8 Million more deaths, the percentage increase of 97% was witnessed. The reasons have been purely based on old age issues and a growth of population.
So is it possible, to change the number of deaths happening due to the cardiovascular diseases owing to population and old age issues? What is the effect of these two factors in question, population aging and population growth?
Well, as many questions arise at this alarming point, it has been observed that 55% of the contribution for cardiovascular diseases has been because of population aging and 25% owes to the population growth. Changes because of the epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases are another factor for the same.
Researchers worldwide has examined if wealthier countries have any effect in the decrease of cardiovascular diseases in comparison with the poor developing countries, and it was found that there was a strong correlation seen income per capita and lower age-specific death rates.
The dramatic improvement in the death rates seen in some regions was attributed to prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, in part by reducing risk factors including smoking. Primary care management of other risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, such as elevated blood pressure and blood sugar, are also important.