Health Issues in Adulthood Heart Attack

‘Health is Wealth’ is a famous piece of wisdom advice inherited from our forefathers. Without good health, it is not possible to live a fruitful life with fulfillment and satisfaction. Hence I chose to explore health issues in adulthood. This is a vast topic and to discuss it is beyond the scope of this essay. Hence I chose to discuss a particular health-related issue based on my personal experience.
Recently, I was staying with my 55-year-old aunt and her 60-year-old husband during a short holiday. Though my aunt’s overall health appeared good, she was taking many pills for diabetes and high blood pressure. My uncle had no such problems and he was an active man. My aunt appeared obese and was not active. She would watch a lot of television and would prefer not to move out of the house. One night, my uncle woke me up and told me that my aunt was sweating profusely and was having difficulty breathing. He was in a panic and did not know what to do. Even I did not have any experience in handling such situations. However, I called the emergency number and asked for help. Within 5 minutes a team of health professionals arrived and shifted my aunt to the hospital. In the hospital, I and my uncle were told that my aunt suffered from a heart attack and any delay in shifting her to the hospital would have cost her life. My aunt was kept in the cardiac intensive care unit for a few days where many tests were done. Based on the reports of these tests, a procedure called cardiac catheterization was done. A few days later, she was discharged home. I am thankful to God and the team of doctors for keeping my aunt alive. This episode has a lasting impact on my mind. I have heard of many people suffering from heart attacks. But I visualized this heart attack. This episode made me do a little research on the subject. What I was most interested in What causes heart attack, how can it be prevented and how to identify it?
Cardiovascular diseases are diseases and injuries of the heart and the blood vessels of the body. According to the WHO (2009), globally, cardiovascular diseases are the most common causes of death. In the year 2005, it was estimatednbsp.that 17.5 million people died from cardiovascular disease which actually represents 30% of all global deaths (WHO, 2009).nbsp.