Heart Disease Remains to be a Major Concern in the US

The high prevalence of heart diseases has been one of the biggest concerns in health care, health experts say. It is still one of the most common causes of death among men and women in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), affecting all ages and backgrounds. Although most people think that death from heart diseases is common among men, it is found that women have higher death rates compared to men. There are several factors that may increase the risk of heart disease but these risks may still be lessened.

It is important for patients to understand the factors that may put them in danger of having a heart attack. Lowering these risks may not only help men and women avoid heart attack but it may also make them healthy. Most health care experts believe that heart diseases are caused by certain lifestyles. Here are the following risks that need to be avoided, according to the health experts:

– Overweight and obesity

– Physical inactivity

– Diabetes

– Poor diet

– Smoking

– Excessive alcohol use

Blood pressure and cholesterol are major determinants of heart attacks and also stroke. If patients are able to lower these two then they may be able to reduce the risk of heart problems. However, even though some of these risks may be prevented, most people are still unable to avoid it. Those who have already have existing heart problems may do well in in watching out for symptoms of any problems.

Signs to watch out for may include:

– Chest pain

– Shortness of breath

– Discomfort in the arms, back, neck

– Nausea

– Light-headedness

Pharmaceutical companies have also made this problem one of their aims as they create medications that will help in managing the blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Several health experts have also conducted studies to determine if the use of medications such as statins will help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Although these medications may have helped greatly in decreasing the levels of bad cholesterol in the body, there are some side effects to using them. Lifestyle changes may still be the key in becoming healthy and if men and women will only take medications without making any changes then it will still be useless. Several patients even filed a complaint together with a Lipitor lawyer because they have developed several health problems because of taking statins.

 The author of this article writes about heart diseases and its management. The Lipitor Lawsuit Center at lipitorlawyer.us may be able to give more information on the negative effects of taking statins.

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Author: Kathleen Hennis