Updated: Aug 9
One of the leading cause for fatal illness around the world is heart disease. Despite common belief, heart disease does not only include life threatening heart attacks. As a matter of fact, a whole range of cardiovascular diseases ranging from a mild angina to severe, fatal myocardial infractions affect millions of people worldwide every year. The American Heart Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention work together along with the National Institutes of Health to release annual heart disease statistics every year.
Heart and Cardiovascular Disease Statistics: According to the latest available figures, heart disease is the number 1 cause of death for both men and women on a global scale. Just under a million Americans die of heart disease every year and the figure continues to rise. Over 2000 Americans die each day from heart disease or a related cardiovascular illness – that is one person every 40 seconds. More than 85 million survivors of heart conditions and related diseases including strokes have to live with expensive medication and other treatments. Nearly half of all African Americans, men and women, suffer from some sort of cardiovascular illness. Together, cardiovascular diseases and strokes cost Americans over $320 billion dollars every year. These alarming figures make one thing abundantly clear: we must do everything in our power to prevent heart disease. We should also know the early symptoms of heart conditions in order to identify any health related issues at an early stage where they are still treatable.
Major Symptoms of Heart Disease: The major symptoms of heart disease include one or more of the following:
Discomfort or aching in the chest
A feeling of heaviness or pressure in the chest, similar to indigestion or heartburn
Discomfort in the back, jaw, throat, or arm
Shortness of breath
Irregular heart beat or palpitations
Weakness and dizziness
If you start to suffer from any of these symptoms, do not attempt to go to a hospital by yourself. Instead, immediately call 911. Delaying a visit to the hospital or not calling an ambulance may cause permanent, irreparable damage to your heart and may even prove fatal.
Battling Heart Disease
In addition to lifestyle and dietary changes, battling heart disease also needs something extra to help prevent or repair the damage caused over several decades. One of the best ways to do this is by using Nitric Oxide. This is a compound that is naturally produced within our body that keeps cells within blood vessels healthy and promotes elasticity. This in turn, makes blood vessels more flexible and suitable to handle blood flow throughout the body at all times. In addition to this amazing life supporting molecule, it is also important to add Omega 3 fatty acids to your daily intake. These acids reduce the risk of heart disease according to research conducted by the FDA. A great way to get the recommended amount of these compounds is by taking Herbalife Night Works, which includes Nitric Oxide. Omega 3 fatty acids are all conveniently available in Herbalife Tri Shield to help keep your heart healthy and strong for a long time.