Identifying cardiovascular disease symptomsThe term cardiovascular refers to the heart (cardio) and blood vessels (vascular). Diseases associated with the cardiovascular system are the largest killers in the world, according to the World Health Organization, claiming 17.1 million people a year. Factors that contribute to cardiovascular diseases are an unhealthy diet, tobacco use, physical inactivity and alcohol abuse. It may be mentioned that about 22 percent of cardiovascular-related deaths in men and four percent in women living in Europe are due to smoking. Besides, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity also raise the risk of cardiovascular diseases and strokes.Over 80 percent of deaths occur in low-and middle-income countries,occurring almost equally in men and women. Cardiovascular risk ofwomen is particularly high after menopause.Cardiovascular symptoms(In French cardiaque symptome) include chestpain, palpitations and shortness of breath. Some symptoms may bemilder like weakness, dizziness, backache, feeling of indigestion,syncope (fainting or loss of consciousness) and cyanosis, which is a bluishdiscoloration of the lips, hands and feet.And while cardiovascular diseases can occur anywhere in the body, ittends to occur more frequently in the heart, brain, legs, pelvis and arms.It is important to note, however, that the only way to detectcardiovascular disease symptoms (In French symptome malaise
cardiaque)is through a thorough medical evaluation from a licensedphysician or medical practitioner.There is a silver lining, however, in fighting cardiovascular diseases. It ispreventable. So by following several simple steps, you can help keep thiskiller disease at bay.Make changes to your dietary habits by reducing fat, salt intake andincreasing consumption of fruits and vegetables.Get out of the sedentary lifestyle and undertake 30 minutes of moderatephysical activity every day.If you’re overweight, lose the excess fat through a combination of areduced energy diet and increased physicalactivity.If you’re fond of drinking, reduce it to lessthan three units a day.If you’re suffering from blood pressure anddiabetes, follow medication to the T and yourdoctor’s advice. Do not compromise on yourhealth.If you feel you might be exhibitingcardiovascular disease symptoms, don’t takeit lightly and immediately go for a thoroughmedical examination. Considering it is one of the largest killers in theworld, in developed and developing countries, there is all the morereason for you not to shrug it away. Be aware and sensible and you’re
more than likely to nip the disease in the bud. Antioxidants and their usesMolecules capable of inhibiting the oxidation of other molecules areknown as antioxidants (In French les antioxydants). There are manyenzyme systems that can scavenge free radicals but the mainantioxidants are Vitamin E, Vitamin A , beta-carotene and Vitamin C. Itprotects your cells from the effect of free radicals, enhances immunesystem, and prevents infection. Free radicals are produced when yourbody breaks down food or by smoking tobacco and exposure toradiation.The damage done by free radicals may lead to cancer. Other damage canbe cardiovascular symptoms or diabetes. It also protects from thedamaging effect of radiation. Selenium, a trace metal required for theproper functioning of body is also provided by antioxidants.Antioxidants(In French les antioxydants) along with coenzyme Q10 andresveratrol promises extended human life. Antioxidant comes from ahealthy diet including fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables likeapple, grapes, peach, strawberries, sprouts, cabbage, onion, tomatoesetc. People who take a high amount of fruits and vegetables are less prone to cancer, because they get the antioxidants like vitamin A which prevents cancer. There are following antioxidants listed with their food sources. a. Beta Carotene. Found in food orange in color. Like sweet potatoes, carrots, squash, pumpkin, keno, papaya, water melon, strawberries etc, b. Vitamin A. It is also known as retinol and plays a vital role in your vision because it protects the retina and lens from light and metabolism. Patients suffering from liver problems and Crohn’s Disease require an abundant amount of vitamin a. It supports the
immune system, enhances cell growth, and strengthens bone. Vegetarians, alcoholics, and young children require a good amount of vitamin A. c. Vitamin C. Citrus fruits like oranges, green peppers, green leafy vegetables, and tomatoes contains vitamin c. d. Vitamin E. Present in nuts, vegetables, grains, and apricots. e. Lutein. Also associated with healthy eyes same like vitamin A. Abundant in green leafy vegetables and black jamun. f. Selenium. Present in fish, grains, chicken etc. g. Flavonoids. Present in soy, grapes, and cranberries. h. Lycopene. Found in tomatoes, guava, chiku, apricots, grapefruit, etc. i. Lignan. Found in flex seed and barley.Antioxidants are also used as dietary supplements to preventcardiovascular symptoms (In French symptome malaise cardiaque) anddiseases, but should be taken after clinical recommendation. Even afterclinical recommendation, do not over supplement it.So, follow a balanced life with regular exercise and eat varieties of fruitsor vegetables every day. And check with your health care provider if youneed any supplement. Pepin Grapefruit Extract, a Powerful AntioxidantPepin grapefruit extract or citrus seed extract isderived from seeds and membranes of grapefruit. Itis a concentrated source of proanthocyanidins (OPC).These extract is then taken to the lab to mix withglycerin to make Pepin grapefruit extract. It is a bitbitter but still enjoyable. It is guaranteed to bewithout any pesticide or conservation agent likebenzethonium chloride. These are sold in market as a health
supplement. There are also other products made by Pepin grapefruitextract like cream, shampoo shower, toothpaste etc. It has also its antibacterial and anti fungal properties.Pepin grapefruit extract(In French extrait pepin pamplemousse) is anantioxidant. Antioxidants prevent the body cells from the damage causedby uneven molecules called free radicals and promote healthycirculation. Free radical causes cancer, wrinkles on the skin and fastageing. The extract also protects from many other diseases. Some ofantioxidants are present inside the body and some has to be taken fromfood we eat. Pepin grapefruit extract contains 50-60% of vitamin C whichis very beneficial for heart patients. Heart patients can consume thisextract rather than going for other fruits which contains more sugar. Before Pepin grapefruit extract was discovered the main source of antioxidants(In French les antioxydants) was Vitamin C, E, and beta carotene. However, these are not capable enough to fight the free radicals completely and get excreted from the body within a short span of time. Grapefruit extract remains in the body for more than 3 days which makes it 30 times more potent than Vitamin C or E. So, if you take this extract it will add extra antioxidants to your body, if you are unable to include any other fruits or vegetables in your diet. Take it as a juice; it will work better for your body.The other benefits of Pepin grapefruit extract are as follows: a. Pepin grapefruit extract improves cardiovascular health and promotes brain, skin, and eye health. b. The oil made from the extract is used in aroma therapy. c. It is also anti inflammatory. d. It contains Lycopene, which lowers the risk of breast cancer. e. Prevents the formation of plaque in the arteries. f. Generates a good level of energy. g. Neurological diseases can be prevented if it is included in our daily
diet.Concluding all the research and statements from doctors we can say thatthe antioxidants provided by Pepin grapefruit extract preventscardiovascular diseases and cancer.