|Chinese||Part of Speech||Pinyin||English|
|发福||(v)||fāfú||to gain weight|
|中枢神经||(n)||hōngshū shénjīng||central nervous system|
|心力衰竭||(n)||xīnlì shuāijié||heart failure|
|心脑血管||(n)||xīn nǎo xuèguǎn||heart and cerebral vessels|
Text (2): Who broke our hearts?
With the improvement of living standards, the incidence of heart disease continues to rise and the population is becoming younger and younger. According to statistics, one-third of all deaths in the world are caused by heart disease, while hundreds of thousands of people die of heart disease in China every year. So, who broke our hearts?
In fact, in addition to congenital heart disease, heart diseases are mostly associated with bad habits. For example, unreasonable diet and lack of exercise for a long time, have resulted in many middle-aged people getting “fat” and even suffering from diseases such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes. Such people are more likely to suffer from heart disease. For young people, increasing work pressure, long-term mental stress and physical fatigue will affect the central nervous regulation of the human body, resulting in increased heart load, palpitations, arrhythmia, heart failure, etc.; It may also lead to decreased body immunity which may cause heart disease, as a result of viral infection causing myocarditis. In addition, frequent access to heavily polluted, noisy, crowded entertainment venues, or excessive drinking, also increased the risk of heart disease and even sudden death for young and middle-aged.
What is frightening is that heart diseases and other cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases not only have low survival rates but can be difficult to detect. In the early stages, the patients only showed such symptoms as dizziness, chest stuffiness, insomnia, fatigue, and limb numbness, which were often overlooked by people and missed the optimal treatment period. Therefore, people should pay more attention to cardiovascular diseases while cultivating good living habits.