Cardiovascular disease, especially conditions such as heart disease and stroke, is a major public health problem, but a lack of awareness only exaggerates the problem. A significant number of people underestimate their vulnerability, often overlooking key risk factors such as high blood pressure, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and smoking.
According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 17.9 million people die each year from cardiovascular disease. Lack of understanding and prevention leads to higher rates of cardiovascular disease, yet many of these conditions are ignored. Increasing awareness of these risks, promoting healthier lifestyles, regular health screenings, and education about early symptoms are important steps in reducing the prevalence and impact of cardiovascular disease on individuals and communities.