Cardiovascular Disease. How Can Your Physio help?
Cardiovascular or Heart disease is Australia’s Leading cause of death, killing one Australian every 28 minutes according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2018.
Heart disease is when your heart muscle can’t effectively pump blood around your body. There are a wide range of reasons as to why this may be. Some factors are lifestyle related (reduced exercise, poor diet, smoking etc), however other causes can be unknown (idiopathic) or genetic. Health professionals will group your risk factors into modifiable or non-modifiable categories. Risk factors that fall into the non-modifiable category such as genetics or idiopathic causes unfortunately cannot be changed. However modifiable risk factors such as our lifestyle choices can be addressed in order to reduce your chances of developing cardiovascular disease.
How can your Physio help?
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