The ten top killers of Americans, in the order of frequency, are heart disease, cancer, stroke (the sudden rupture or clotting/blockage of a blood vessel to the brain), accidents, pneumonia, diabetes, cirrhosis of the liver, arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries composed mainly of calcium), suicides, and infant death. All but accidents, pneumonia, suicides, and infant death have an underlying connection to reduced blood circulation. More than 90 percent of Americans live in jeopardy of having a serious illness relating to the circulatory system.
The human and financial cost of cardiovascular disease in the U.S. is astronomical. Every year, approximately 1.5 million Americans have a heart attack, 300,000 of whom die before receiving medical attention. The treatment of cardiovascular disease rings up a total of $100 billion dollars annually- or $200,000 spent every minute. Coronary artery bypass surgery (bypassing the blocked heart artery with grafted leg artery, with an average cost of $44,000) is the most frequently prescribed surgical procedure for heart disease, and costs Americans $10 billion per year. Numerous leading medical doctors and authorities have stated that coronary bypass surgery is prescribed too frequently and is often unnecessary. Nearly 20,000 people die every year as a result of bypass surgery or angioplasty (ballooning of the occluded artery, with an average cost of $21,000).
Fortunately if we start making healthier food choices, make a commitment to start that exercise program and find the right combination of supplements we can improve our heart health.
Heres to Your Heart Health :)
Tanya M. Beck