Heart Disease By: Amber Naylor
What I Already Knew • Questions • My Search Results • My Search and Growth as a Researcher • Works Cited
What I Already Knew • I knew that Heart Disease had something to do with heart attacks. • Heart Disease is a major killer of people. • You can get Heart Disease from smoking and it can be hereditary.
Questions • How do I prevent getting Heart Disease? • What can cause Heart Disease? • How is it the #1 killer of women? • What are symptoms of Heart Disease? • Do all people with Heart Disease get heart attacks? • What are treatments of Heart Disease? • Why do you always hear of fundings for breast cancer when heart disease kills more women?
My Search Results • Fish oil can help prevent Heart Disease • A heat stroke is an ultimate cause of Heart Disease. • Woman might be more likely to die from heart disease because of their smaller blood vessels or because they display different patterns of blockage in their vessels but no one knows for sure. Also it is said that women have blockages that are more diffuse and occupy a longer segment of the vessel. • Within a year of having a heart attack : 38% of women die 25% of men die • Heart Disease is the #2 leading cause of disability
Continued.. • The proximate cause of a heart attack is most often a clot or clog in one of the major vessels • Smoking can directly cause Heart Disease. • Cholesterol is a cause of Heart Disease • Air pollution can cause Heart Disease. • The major cause of heart disease is lifestyle and also lifestyle can help prevent against Heart Disease. • High blood pressure puts a strain on the heart and may weaken it to a dangerous degree. • Eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, maintaining healthy weight, not smoking, rarely drinking alcohol, not taking recreational drugs, controlling hypertension and managing stress all can help protect against Heart Disease.
Continued.. • Stress hormones may be an ultimate cause of Heart Disease • A treatment that may become accessible in the future is replacing a diseased heart with a mechanical one. • Another treatment is statins, drugs that reduce the production of cholesterol in the body. You need a prescription for this drug.
Continued... • Aspirin has been said to help reduce Heart Disease by defeating clots. • Automatic defibrillators and a heart transplants are treatments to Heart Disease. • Smokers are 2 to 4 times more likely to die of sudden heart attack. • Chest pain or angina is the main symptom of Heart Disease. Other symptoms are shortness of breath, chest heaving & tightness, pain, burning sensation, squeezing or pressure behind the breastbone or in the arms, neck, or jaws. • Also there could be no symptoms at all of having Heart Disease.
Continued.. • From smoking women are still more likely to develop Heart Disease than a man who smokes the same amount a day. • A heat stoke is an ultimate cause of Heart Disease. A heat stroke cause the heart to stop from not getting enough oxygen to the heart that is dies. • Fish oil can help prevent against Heart Disease. • Even after having an unhealthy lifestyle at the beginning of life, you can still reverse those effects and make you less likely to get Heart Disease. • There are multiple types of Heart Disease ; coronary, congenital, pulmonary and rheumaticare just some. • Coronary Heart Disease caused about 1 of every 6 deaths in the U.S. in 2007
My Story and Growth as a Researcher • I learned that the Reference Section in the library is the first shelf of books. • I learned that some books have a lot of information I need and some have no information for me. • I learned that graphs are very helpful in understanding things about my topic. • I learned that the more information you can have, the better. • I personally enjoy researching through books more than online. • I learned that easy bib is very helpful! • I believe that as of now I’m a better researcher than before but I’m still not a professional, hopefully I’ll get there though!
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