People who died from Heart Disease In 2011 alone
29 million people in the United States have Diabetes
- US Deaths Caused By Heart Disease vs. All Deaths 25%
- American Adults Who Have Pre-hypertension 30%
- Women Who Die Each Year Of Congestive Heart Failure 56.3%
- US Population With Diabetes 9.3%
- People With Undiagnosed Diabetes 27.8%
- Rate Of Adult Death With Diabetes vs. Without 50%
Clogged Arteries and the solution.
Did you know that 50% of us reading this right now are destined to lose the battle for health and longevity to hardened, inflamed, and clogged arteries known as Cardiovascular Disease? Many times the first sign that a problem even exists is ‘Sudden Death. ’This is not meant to scare you but to let you know you can change your destiny.
Unfortunately Heart Disease is “The # 1 Killer of Americans Today.” Over half of our population today are dealing with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, impotence, and diabetes and don’t even realize that these are the first signs that cardiovascular disease has begun. Most heart attacks and strokes have more to do with poor health of our arteries than our heart (especially true for women over 40).
As we age, (due to the wrong diet and what we are putting into our bodies) cholesterol, calcium, and other minerals accumulate on the inside lining of our blood vessels and, over time, clog them. This is especially true for truckers due to their lifestyle. This process is referred to variously as hardening of the arteries, atherosclerosis, arteriosclerosis, and arterial plaque buildup and more commonly called clogged arteries.
To ignore this process can be exceedingly dangerous and may result in rampant cardiovascular disease. Examples of such diseases are high blood pressure, angina (chest pain due to poor blood circulation to the heart), heart attack, peripheral vascular disease (poor circulation to the legs and feet), and stroke. Most of these conditions are physically disabling and depressing to the patients.
When plaque builds up in blood vessels, blood flow (carrying oxygen and nutrients) is restricted (clogged arteries). It’s like water flowing through a pipe clogged with mineral deposits; if the deposits are thick enough to create a complete blockage, the water will stop. It is no different with your blood vessels.
If there is excessive plaque buildup, or again clogged arteries, and the vessels become partially or completely blocked, not enough blood can reach the body’s tissues, which become starved for the oxygen and nutrients they need. Consequently, they will not function optimally and may even die.