suffer crippling effects of some form, and remain disabled for the rest of their
resulting from an occlusion or obstruction of a coronary artery. Basically,
the chest extending to the left shoulder and arm. Heart attacks occur for a
stress are two major causes of heart attacks.
Consequently, a person’s heart rate increases 15 to 25 beats per minute.
Nicotine also causes the blood vessels to contract. People who smoke have a
circulate as well as it does in non-smokers. When the heart rate increases and
the blood vessels remain constricted for an extended period of time, ten or more
years, arteries begin to close up. When an artery feeding blood to the heart
closes up, the heart can no longer function. This results in a heart attack.
Stress is another cause of heart attacks. The causes of stress vary from
situation to be stressful, it is stressful. The body physically reacts to
physically prepares to run or fight. Hormones called adrenaline and
noradrenaline are released into the blood stream. These hormones cause the
metabolism, heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, and muscle tension to
physical release of all the energy built up in the body does not actually take
Secondly, hypertension creates strain on the arteries and contributes to the
the artery walls. Too much build up in the arteries causes them to close up,
therefore not allowing blood to reach the heart. Finally, the heart collapses,
and a heart attack has transpired.
Smoking and stress are two major causes of heart attacks. However,
avoiding heart attacks is actually quite simple. The American Medical
Foundation has determined that if a person smokes 20 cigarettes a day for 20
years and they quit for a period of 3 years, the risk of having a heart attack
decreases by 25%. When this person quits for 10 years the risk decreases to the
likes of someone who has never smoked. Controlling the amount of stress in your
relaxation techniques, are all ways to manage stress and, therefore, reduce
Given this information, people who smoke should quit and everyone should learn
stress management techniques. This would reduce heart attacks in the United
States by 67%.