Its the Number 1 Killer! Cardiovascular disease claims a new victim every 35 seconds. In just one day, it kills 2500 Americans. They die of heart attacks … they die of stroke.
To a heart attack, you are not special … you are not exempt. It can reach out and take you … any time it wants.
High blood pressure is the #1 cause … … of cardiovascular disease. Even worse its a hidden cause. It can bring on disease of the heart and arteries … and you dont even know it.
High blood pressure is a serious threat … 69% of the people who suffer their first heart attack, have high blood pressure.
And those who develop congestive heart failure? The major damage to the heart that seriously affects its ability to pump blood? The weakening of the heart muscle that can leave you with blood backing up in your legs – or worse – your lungs? 91% of all cases of congestive heart failure have high blood pressure.
Its because of this hidden damage that high blood pressure is called the silent killer
Do you have high blood pressure?
Theres much too high a chance of Yes! In the US alone … according to the American Heart Associations 2006 Update … over 65,000,000 people have high blood pressure. Thats 1 person in every 3.
Take a look around you. Is it Marge – working on the new designs? Or, is it Jason – loading a toner cartridge in the copier? Or … is it YOU? And … theres more bad news
On top of the unbelievably large number afflicted with high blood pressure … another 59,000,000 Americans have pre-hypertension. Not in the danger zone yet … but definitely on the borderline.
So … lets see … thats 2 out of every 3 people that either have high blood pressure … or are heading that way.
Note … this is not just an American problem. This is a worldwide problem. High blood pressure affects all industrialized countries … and the developing countries are also catching up.
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