Myths And Facts On Heart Disease
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Myths About Heart Disease
MYTH # 1:
Those medicines for cholesterol will mess up your liver. Don't take them!
MYTH # 2:
"I'll know when it's time to stop smoking . . . I'll do it when I start to cough or get short of breath."
"My blood pressure (or cholesterol, or blood sugar) is running good on these pills, so I can stop them now."
"That pain can't be from my heart . . . it isn't severe enough" (or "it doesn't go to my left arm", or "it's just indigestion", or any number of others).
"Exercise may help you lose weight and look good, but you won't live any longer."
MYTH #6 :
"I just pop a couple of multivitamins a day. That's all you need."
MYTH # 7:
"Those nitroglycerin pills are dangerous!"
MYTH #8 :
"That food has no cholesterol. It's OK."
MYTH # 9:
A few drinks every day are good for you
MYTH # 10:
"Women don't get heart disease" or "I'm too young to have a heart attack".
Facts About Heart Disease
7 million Americans suffer from Coronary Heart Disease.
CHD is the number 1 killer for both men and women.
500,000 Americans die of heart attacks cause by CHD each year.
Over 57 million Americans have one or more types of cardiovascular disease.
41.8% of all deaths in the United States (1 out of every 2.4) are caused by cardiovascular disease.
On average, someone dies of cardiovascular disease every 33 seconds in the United States.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, life expectancy in the United States would increase by almost 10 years if all forms of major cardiovascular disease were eliminated.
While the death rate from stroke has declined, stroke is still the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States.
Nearly one-fifth of deaths from cardiovascular diseases are attributable to smo...
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