IN THE UK
The UK spends £32.billion each year on healthcare for heart disease.
Around 62,000 men and 39,000 women in England suffer a heart attack each year
Death rates from heart disease in the UK are highest in Scotland and northern England and lowest in southern England.
There are 2.7 million people living with heart disease in the UK.
1 in 3 deaths in the UK is caused by heart diseases.
Incidence of heart failure is 60% higher in men than women.
41% of those who suffer a heart attack die from it.
High Risk Factors:
Family History Smoking High BP
High Cholesterol Poor Exercise Obesity
• Dull chest pain or feeling of pressure or tightness usually in the centre of your chest
• Travelling pain from your chest to your arms, usually the left but it can be both.
• Light-headedness and a feeling of nausea and/or vomiting.
• Shortness of breath with coughing or wheezing.
• Be more active, being inactive makes you twice as likely to suffer from heart disease.
• Give up smoking. Smokers are twice as likely to have a heart attack as non-smokers.
• A healthy diet helps to control cholesterol levels and blood pressure as well as weight.
• In conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise, supplements can aid in lowering cholesterol.
Sources: www.io.ukiwebfiles/publications/003_Heafth_Lifestyles/OPAD12/Stalistios_on_Obesity_Physioal_Activity_and Diet_England_2012.pdf
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