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Heart

The heart is described as a muscular organ the size of your fist. Most living things have a heart, other than jellyfish and flatworms. The heart has one of the most important functions in the body. It provides every inch of the body with blood. The blood then provides oxygen and nutrients to the body, while also freeing the body from carbon dioxide. This process keeps us alive., which is why it’s so important to look after your heart. If you don’t look after your heart, your risk of developing heart disease increases.

Heart disease, also known as cardiovascular disease, is the number killer in the United states. 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year which is a staggering 1 out of every 4 deaths.

Heart disease can be 100% preventable. Improving your diet, quit smoking, exercising regularly, cutting back on alcohol intake, can all reduce your risks of suffering from heart disease. However, heart disease can occur if you suffer from a birth defect that involves the heart.

When heart disease is left untreated, the risks of suffering from chest pains, strokes and/or a heart attack increase which can be fatal. Treatments for heart disease range from medications and clot busters to surgery (heart valve surgery which widens the valves within the heart) and pacemakers.

Our goal at cannabisMD is to provide a large library of articles in relation to everything you need to know about heart disease and what alternative, natural and organic treatments there are available, like the cannabis plant (medical cannabis) for example. These articles aim to provide information on lifestyle changes to reduce your risks of suffering from heart disease.