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Facts All Men Should Know About Heart Disease

Heart disease is admittedly not a fun dinnertime topic, but it’s a serious issue that men (and women) should be aware of. According to Healthline.com, heart disease is “one of the leading health risks facing men today,” and that more than 1 in 3-men has it.

Heart disease symptoms can differ from men and women, and men tend to have heart attacks at an earlier age than their female counterparts. However, heart attacks are only 1-component of heart disease, which covers a wider variety of heart ailments. Let’s look at 12 facts men should take to heart…

1. Defining Heart Disease

As we noted, heart disease is an “umbrella term” that covers a number of heart conditions, explains Healthline. These conditions include heart failure, coronary artery disease, arrhythmias, angina, and other heart-related infections or birth defects, it adds.

The source adds that not all heart diseases will present obvious symptoms, and that you might have it and not know it. However, knowing risk factors is a big help, so we’ll look at that next…

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