The answer to the question: "What is the age ranges for getting heart disease?" is centered on an understanding of what causes heart conditions and what are the best ways to prevent them. The answer is both complex and simple, as are the resources available for preventing these ailments.
First of all, heart dysfunction and the conditions that accompany a high risk for problems can develop in young children, as well as those of the high incident age of from 45 to 60. One of the main causes of heart failure is a poor diet, and people start eating shortly after birth.
Breastfeeding is said to be the ideal food for a baby, but this is not always practical or even possible. In the cases where formula is fed to babies, the content of the formula will dictate the health of all the growing organs, not just the heart. Formulas deficient in certain vital minerals do hidden damage, even though the infant may seem to be growing and developing normally. New research has led to healthier (one hopes) products, as vitamins, essential fatty acids, and minerals have been added, while salt, sugars, and artificial ingredients have been removed.
As children grow, they are exposed to all the heart damaging fast foods, altered vegetable oils, healthy-fat-deficient packaged foods, and high sugar treats of the modern diet. Whole foods, fresh vegetables free from pesticide and herbicide taints, and produce grown on rich soils are all harder to find. It is estimated that 98% of the population is deficient in one or more vital trace minerals. High fructose corn syrup, which has replaced formerly denigrated white sugar with an even unhealthier alternative, has been shown to contribute to high levels of dangerous cholesterol and to hypertension.
Is it any wonder that young children are found to be suffering from these 'middle age' ailments? Add to the poor diet of many families the sedentary lifestyle of most, of any age, and you have the ideal scenario for heart disease. Watching TV for hours a day, hours spent in excess stressful and activity-devoid classrooms, and the craze for computer games all keep young people indoors and older ones tied to the couch – after spending all day at a desk.
Exercise, the resultant good muscle tone, increased circulation, and deeper breathing, and the effect of keeping weight at normal levels are all known to be good for your heart. If even young people do not follow these guidelines, more and more heart problems will be found in the world's populations. This does not even get into the immune system boosting power of exercise, or the necessity for adequate water intake, or the need for enough restorative sleep, all of which is ignored to our peril.
The question of 'what is the age ranges for getting heart disease' should be rephrased to 'what can we do to keep our children, our young adults, our working force, and our elderly from suffering the ill effects of heart disease?'.