That’s right, high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a heart condition which often times reveals no outward signs of its presence. No doubt you have heard a story about someone who was in seemingly excellent physical health but dropped dead with no warning because of a heart problem.
High blood pressure is not the only heart disease which can lead to a heart attack or stroke without first displaying any symptoms. A number of conditions can lead to stroke, heart attack or some other devastating cardiovascular problem.
If you think your heart is pretty healthy, and that you will avoid any significant heart problem in your life, consider the following:
- 17.3 million people around the world die from some type of cardiovascular disease each year.
- Hypertension (high blood pressure) claims the lives of 1.1 million annually.
- 15 million people worldwide suffer a stroke each year.
- Stroke causes 6 million deaths annually.
- 5 million stroke sufferers are left permanently disabled for life.
- Stroke is the 2nd leading cause of disability in the world.
- Stroke, heart attack and other heart conditions strike young and old, men and women, and all cultures and demographics.
Those statistics were taken from the World Health Organization and World Heart Federation. By the way, those 2 respected centers of cardiovascular research agree that …
As much as 90% of heart health problems and cardiovascular disease can be prevented.
What do you have to do to protect yourself, your family and the ones you love against the many heart conditions which unfortunately touch so many lives?
Simple … make small lifestyle changes on a regular basis.
That’s all you need to do. Make small changes in your life, and turn them into daily habits.
Heart doctors, cardiovascular researchers and other health professionals now agree that lifestyle changes can be more effective than traditionally described heart medications for preventing and treating heart disease.
Insightful doctors began to investigate the relationship between certain lifestyle factors, like diet and exercise, tobacco and alcohol consumption, and a multitude of heart diseases.
Over the next 2 1/2 decades, doctors realized that heart disease was largely a choice.