Two Steps to Prevent Heart Disease

Until recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) is still putting cardiovascular disease, such as coronary heart disease, stroke, and hypertension as well as the number one cause of death.

So that we can avoid the disease that continues to take the lives, living a healthy lifestyle become obligatory. One of the things we can do to ensure a healthy heart organ is always keeping blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina found that patients with hypertension have their blood pressure levels or cholesterol alone, the risk of having a heart attack only dropped to 20 percent and 35 percent.

Different result if a patient is hypertensive trying to keep blood pressure and cholesterol levels remained normal. Reduced risk of heart attack by more than 50 percent.

High blood pressure damages the lining of blood vessels so easily absorbed into cholesterol. However, if you keep both of these factors, you will limit the amount of cholesterol that can be entered at the same time protecting the arterial damage.

Most doctors focus more patients to lower cholesterol levels, blood pressure but it is also important to be checked regularly and maintained to keep it normal.

According to a study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, to determine an accurate blood pressure levels, measurement of up to six times. Therefore, in addition to the doctor's office, you can also measure blood pressure at the drug store or at home if you have the tools.

In addition, we recommend measuring blood pressure on both arms. According to Aaron Michelfelder, researchers from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, the results of different measurements can be a symptom of peripheral vascular disease who are at increased risk of heart attack and stroke.