Heart disease! The number one cause of death of men in the United States. Promoting a healthy diet and lifestyle can decrease your chances of heart disease which can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Small changes in your daily routine can make a big difference in saving your life.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2003 just over one million American men died of heart disease or one of the nine other leading causes of death. That represents 80 percent of all deaths by men that year.
Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States for men and women. But, as Dr. Kota J. Reddy, well known- Cardiologist who’s helped hundreds reverse diabetes and heart disease, Founder of The Reddy Wellness Center in Houston, TX, explains in his book, Eat This Lose That! that heart disease can be prevented, reversed, and even abolished. Dr. Reddy is a firm believer of changing one’s diet and getting rid of salt, sugar, and starch to start the body’s healing process.
According to Dr. Kota J. Reddy at the Reddy Wellness Center, “there are about 1 million heart attacks each year in this country, that’s one every 30 seconds.”
- Because men usually develop heart disease 10 to 15 years earlier than women, men are more likely to die of it in the prime of life. (American Heart Association)
- Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women.
- Nearly 700,000 people die of heart disease annually – the equivalent of 29 percent of all deaths in the United States. (CDC)
- About a quarter of all heart-disease-related deaths occur in men ages 35 to 65. (CDC)
- In 2004, heart disease was the cause of death for 410,628 males. (American Heart Association).
February is Heart Health Awareness Month so make sure to get your blood pressure and cholesterol checked. If you experience crushing chest pain, excessive sweating and unusual shortness of breath, contact 9-1-1 immediately. But just because February is over, it does not mean you cannot be aware of the signs, this Awareness should be all day everyday.