What you should know about Cardiovascular disease

What you should know about Cardiovascular disease

  • 80% of cardiovascular disease can be pr evented by lifestyle  changes.
  • Cardiovascular disease (CVD) refers to any  disease of the heart and blood vessels.
  • The most common are heart disease, strokes, heart attacks and heart failure.
  • CVD is the leading preventable cause of death worldwide.
  • The development of CVD starts in childhood.

High cholesterol is one of the most important risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
Know your numbers:
Most people with high cholesterol feel perfectly healthy – there are usually no warning signs, which is why it is sometimes called a ‘silent killer’.

The only way to find out is to have a blood test. See if you qualify for a complimentary test at Synexus. CLICK HERE

Information supplied with permission of Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa.

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