According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States each year. This equates to 1 in 4 deaths. Each year 720,000 Americans have a heart attack. 205,000 of these heart attacks are in people who have already had another.
Heart disease costs the United States $108.9 billion each and every year, and includes expenditures for medications, health care services, as well as, lost productivity.
Heart disease is often tackled by modern medicine with drugs and even surgery. Unfortunately, the treatment plans for this condition can be just as frightening as the condition itself, which causes many people to ignore their symptoms and avoid medical help.
Luckily, there are alternative therapy options for those suffering with heart disease that are both natural and effective and when used in concert with conventional medicine can increase the probability of healing success and also go a long way for prevention.
What Happens When You Have Heart Problems?
Heart disease is defined as any condition that prevents your heart from working correctly. Over time heart disease can cause a deterioration of the heart’s arteries and vessels which make your chances of heart attack very high.
Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease and it is defined as the hardening of the arteries on your heart’s surface. The hardening of these arteries is caused by plaque accumulating on the artery walls and this plaque is caused by too much bad cholesterol in your system.
When left unchecked, the plaque can keep building up and narrowing the arteries, making it harder for blood to flow through the heart and the rest of the body. This, in turn, makes the likelihood of a blood clot, heart attack, or acute chest pain very high.
When these conditions are not treated or improved, they can lead to sudden death. It is important to maintain heart health in order to maintain a healthy body. There are many everyday practices and habits that can lead to heart disease and these often start when you are young and build up gradually.
As with all medications, supplements, and therapies; a consultation with your doctor is strongly recommended.