Specific Purpose: To inform my audience that heart disease is the number one killer in the U. S. Central Idea: Being well informed about the disease and how to prevent it. Pattern: Spatial Introduction: I. Have you been around when someone was having a heart attack? Unlike me I have been in this situation and can tell you from experience it is a scary situation to be in, and my hopes is to never have to experience it again along with none of you having to experience it.
II. In my speech my goal is to bring you the major information on what a heart attack is, the different types, along with some statistics about heart disease and then wrap it all up with some simple to follow diet and exercise tips and supplement suggestions to help you avoid it all together. Transition: With that being said, allow me to tell you what I have found out about heart disease from researching the internet. Body: I. Cardiovascular disease generally refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain or stoke.
Other heart conditions, such as those that affect your heart’s muscle, valves or rhythm, also are considered forms of heart disease as defined by Mayoclinic. org. A. According to the Heart Foundation, Heart Disease statistics every 33 seconds someone in the United States dies from cardiovascular disease (heart disease) which is roughly the equivalent of a September 11th like tragedy repeating itself every 24 hours, 365 days a year. More die of heart disease than of AIDS and all cancers combined. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Half of the deaths due to heart disease were women. So not just men need to be concerned and prevent this disease. B.
According to Anti-Aging-Source. com every year over 700,000 Americans have just a first heart attack. Another 470,000 who have already had one or more heart attacks will have another attack. By 2020, heart disease will be the leading cause of death throughout the world. Transition: Now that I have touched base as to what heart disease is, let’s look at what a heart attack is and all the different types of heart disease. II. A heart attack and the main types of heart disease listed here in order of seriousness.
A. The American Heart Association says that a heart attack is when the blood flow to a part of the heart is blocked by a blood clot. If this clot cuts off the blood flow completely, the part of the heart muscle supplied by the artery begins to die. Most people survive their first heart attack and return to their normal lives to enjoy many more years of productive activity. But having a heart attack does mean you have to make some changes. The doctor will advise you of medications and lifestyle changes according to how badly the heart was damaged and what degree of heart disease caused the heart attack. B. According to Anti-Aging-Source.
com Coronary heart disease is the most common form of heart disease, it is the one that you need to be most focused on avoiding. Coronary heart disease refers to the failure of your blood vessels to circulate blood to your heart and organs due to gunk build up on the walls of your circulatory system. Alcoholic heart disease is pretty much self explanatory. But just to be clear this form of the disease is due to the overuse of alcohol. Congenital heart disease is caused by birth defects that one way or other weaken the heart muscle and is one of the primary causes of early childhood death in
America. Hypertensive heart disease brought on by out of control, long term high blood pressure. It is just one of many diseases and conditions brought on by high blood pressure. High blood pressure also affects the liver very poorly among other organs. Valvular heart disease that affects the valves of the heart and not so much the heart itself, this can be congenital or can be developed over time. Inflammatory heart disease caused by inflammation (swelling) of the heart wall. This can be caused by bad bacteria getting past the immune system or stress.
Dilated heart disease (especially the left side) is enlarged and the pumping function limited causing a loss of blood to the rest of the body. Restrictive heart disease is the least common disease of the heart, the walls of the heart ventricles are stiff, but may not be thickened, and resists the normal filling of the heart with blood. C. Be sure to know the different symptoms for the different types because only 26% of people know them all. They are more than just chest pain.
Who knows you may be able to save a life! Transition: Now that we know what a heart attack is and the different types of heart disease, let’s look at what we can do to prevent heart disease. III. Easy to follow tips to prevent heart disease. A. De-stress your life, learn to relax and enjoy life all of your organs will thank you and it will do wonders for your blood pressure. * Boost your immune system. If you noticed a few of those on the list of heart diseases were caused by infections and bacteria. If you have a strong immune system it will be that much harder to get sick period. * Exercise your heart, do things that get your heart pumping like ride your bike or a light jog.
Things that get you moving and your heart pumping will help stop the irregular heart diseases because working the heart muscle out keeps it structured and balanced. * Eat a heart supporting diet and supplement program. Diets high in fiber and good fatty acids along with Omega 3 Fish Oil Supplements have been clinically proven to help prevent heart disease. B. Many forms of heart disease can be prevented or treated with healthy lifestyle choices. You have to figure out what works best for you and stick with it whether it’s dieting, exercising or both. Make healthy choices and prevent heart disease in yourself.
Transition: And there you have it, this is how you can prevent you and your loved ones from heart disease. Conclusion: I. In conclusion, let me go over that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. It is the number one killer disease in the United States. II. I do hope that you will take with you that heart disease can be prevented. Start now eat healthy, exercise and keep up with your health and get tested to know you are safe from heart disease.
Bibliography https://www. mayoclinic. org/diseases-conditions/heart-disease https://heart. org/heartorg https://Anti-Aging-Source. com.