Sometimes the first symptom of heart disease is death! None of us want to think about that, but how often do we hear about someone who suddenly died of a heart attack without any warning?
The major culprit of most heart and other cardiovascular diseases is the slow, silent and steady build-up of fatty plaque deposits within your arteries which carry oxygen-rich blood to your heart, brain and limbs. When one of these vessels narrows and blood flow is reduced, a heart attack or stroke can occur at any time and often without warning.
In the last hundred years, our society has endured an ever-increasing plague affecting the lives of millions. Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) in the form of ‘Occlusive Cardiovascular Disease’, which is also known as Atherosclerosis is affecting younger and younger people with each passing generation. The disorder leads to the majority of our heart attacks, strokes and the spiraling costs of healthcare and is the leading cause of death by disease in the developed world.