Cardiovascular disease can affect anyone at any time. However, it is more common among those who are older. Lifestyle and behavior choices such as physical activity, diet, smoking, and obesity are patterns children develop early in life and are modeled by their parents, families, and schools. Risk and specific conditions that contribute to developing cardiovascular disease begin at an early age. As adults, you should set an example of a healthy lifestyle for children to follow, and thus reduce their risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
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Can cardiovascular disease affect children?
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Does diabetic kidney disease develop suddenly?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
In diabetics, it can take several years to develop kidney disease. Some people don't even notice changes until wastes build up to unsafe levels. Therefore, it is very important to get tested for diabetic kidney disease annually to help prevent serious complications.
What is fatty liver disease?
Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates answered
Fatty liver disease (FLD) is the first of three stages in alcoholic liver disease. It is characterized by a fatty liver, called steatosis, which becomes enlarged due to accumulation of triglyceride fat. FLD is a condition present in about 90 percent of alcohol abusers and is more common in men, though women are more susceptible. Factors increasing chances of developing FLD include a high alcohol intake over a sustained period of time, as well as a lack of alcohol-eliminating enzymes, nutritional deficiency, especially in protein, and iron build-up in the liver.Helpful? 3 people found this helpful.
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