factors associated with the development of cardiovascular diseases..
. Please do critique peers #1 and #2 only; write 4-5 sentences for each peer . That is it. Thank you
In your participation responses to your peers, comments must demonstrate thorough analysis of postings and extends meaningful discussion by building on previous postings.
Discussion Question 1 for peer # 1 and # 2
Discuss any three risk factors associated with the development of cardiovascular diseases. For any one of these risk factors, discuss what you might include in an educational plan for your patient who has yet
to develop heart disease. Make sure you adopt an integrated approach to assess your patient?s needs. Your focus here is on primary prevention.
Peer # 1 Erin
Cardiovascular disease is the primary cause of death for women, and approximately 600,000 people die from this disease each year in the United States (Buttaro, Trybulski, Bailey, & Sandberg-
Cook, 2013, p. 848; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2009). There are various risk factors associated with the development of cardiovascular disease, and some of these risks cannot be
modified such as heredity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), genetics often play a role in the development of high blood pressure, vascular conditions, and heart
disease (2009). However, physical inactivity and obesity also increase the risk for developing cardiovascular disease, and each of these risks are modifiable (Buttaro et al., 2013, p. 107). People are
living longer lives, but there is an increase of obesity and sedentary lifestyle (Mooney, 2012, p. 59). Obesity involves an excess of body fat, and it is often associated with higher cholesterol and
triglyceride levels, high blood pressure, and diabetes (CDC, 2009). Obesity generally occurs due to an overconsumption of calories and a lack of physical activity (Kokkinos, 2012, p. 14). It is essential to
identify individuals at risk for cardiovascular disease and other chronic illnesses in order to prevent severe health problems from occurring (Mooney, 2012, p. 59). Physical inactivity and living a sedentary
lifestyle predisposes individuals to the development of cardiovascular disease as well as high blood pressure, high triglycerides, a lower level of HDL cholesterol, obesity, and diabetes (CDC, 2009).
Physical inactivity is a lifestyle choice that contributes to the main causes of death in the United States (Buttaro et al., 2013, p. 120). Also, men are normally more physically active than women (Buttaro
et al., 2023, p. 120).
Physical activity has been added to the Healthy People 2020 objectives in order to improve health, fitness, and quality of life for individuals through daily physical activity (Healthy People, 2013).