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Top Causes of Heart Disease, America’s Leading Cause of Death
Nearly 2.6 million people die in the United States each year, and the leading killer of both men and women is heart disease. According to data published at Medical News Today, nearly 25% of all deaths, or 611,105 are due to heart disease.
It’s not just the leading cause of death in the United States. It’s also the leading cause of death around the world. Men account for a little more than half of all deaths related to heart disease.
Genetics can certainly play a role in the cause of heart disease. However, many lifestyle choices also play a large role. These include:
Not getting enough physical exercise
Diets high in fatty protein, trans fats, sugar, and salt
Not managing stress well
Because of today’s shift in the workforce to using the brain instead of the body, the sedentary lifestyle factor is particularly high. Office work also gets highly stressful. And of course, you know how abundant junk food can be just about anywhere.
How Can You Prevent Heart Disease?
Heart disease can often be prevented because of so many controllable factors. With regular aerobic exercise (you may want to talk to your doctor first if you’ve not exercised much recently), a diet low in salt, sugar, and trans fat, and avoiding smoking and drinking alcohol to excess, and by managing your stress in healthy ways as it pops up, you can minimize your risk of dying from heart disease many years before your time.
As with any mental or physical condition you’re seeking help with, natural supplements are best viewed as on overall piece of the solution. There’s no such thing as a “magic natural supplement” that completely prevents you from ever experiencing any heart disease problems.
However, many supplements can certainly improve your heart’s health and reduce your risk of heart disease. Those include:
As always, make sure you talk with your doctor first and research healthy dosages for each of these supplements. While in most cases healthy and harmless, you can take too much of a dosage of some of these which can cause negative health effects. Do your part and be a responsible consumer, and these supplements can help you improve your heart’s health.