90 Per Cent of Heart Disease is Preventable

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90 Per Cent of Heart Disease is Preventable

Posted 12 Nov 2017

Heart & Circulatory Health

Dr. Ross Walker

90 Per Cent of Heart Disease is Preventable

Heart disease remains the number one killer globally, closely followed by cancer.

In the UAE, 30% of deaths are due to heart disease — an astounding statistic, given that 90 per cent of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are preventable if you find out early that you are at risk and make positive lifestyle changes.

One of the best tests you can have to find out your risk of heart disease is known as a “Coronary Calcium Score”. It’s a non-invasive test that takes a picture of your arteries using a CT scan and measures of the amount of calcium in the walls of the arteries that supply your heart muscle. This is not to be confused with the intravenous coronary angiogram, which has not been proven to give any more prognostic information over a coronary calcium score, but does involve an intravenous injection of dye, a much heavier dose of radiation with most of the commonly used CT scanners & does make your wallet much lighter because of the higher cost of the test. So, if they come at you with a needle, IT’S THE WRONG TEST!

If you find out you’re at risk, there are five key principles I recommend that can potentially reduce your risk of CVD by 83%. These principles, along with particular supplements such as Ubiquinol, CardioPlus, Vitamin K2 & an Omega 3 such as Krill may greatly decrease your chances of CVD and support good heart health in the long term.

No pill or procedure comes close to offering you that level of risk reduction. In fact, statin medication for cholesterol management only reduces your risk of a heart attack by 30% at best.

See below for my five key principles for good health.

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Khadija

Khadija says:

6 months 2 weeks ago
The seismic swing from treatment to prevention, diagnostics and cure, is growing stronger in all countries. I can't help but wonder if most of the diseases that have hindered people and countries for centuries, could have always been cured without the high emotional and financial costs of medical intervention.
Dr_Ross_Walker

Dr_Ross_Walker says:

6 months 2 weeks ago
Brilliant comment, Khadija. I totally agree.
Tia Sommers

Tia Sommers says:

7 months 3 days ago
Amazing, thank you for the great read ?. Tia
Felice

Felice says:

7 months 1 week ago
Astounding to read those statistics and I can't help but wonder if 90 percent of heart conditions can be prevented why heart disease and other cardio illnesses seem to be on the rise in not only the UAE but in most countries across the world. Confused Felice ?
Dr_Ross_Walker

Dr_Ross_Walker says:

7 months 1 week ago
Hi Felice, you raise an excellent point which I feel I want to explore in more detail and therefore I intend to cover this in an upcoming post. Thank you for reading.
Michael

Michael says:

7 months 1 week ago
Where can one get the supplements from that you recommend in this post? Appreciate your advice. Michael
Dr_Ross_Walker

Dr_Ross_Walker says:

7 months 1 week ago
Hi Michael, thanks for your interest. As you may have read in my bio, I'm passionate about effective supplements for preventing CVD. After forty years of researching the best supplements for heart health, I have created my own supplement range called Walker Wellbeing. Ubiquinol, Krill, Vitamin K2 and Cardio+ are all offered in the range. You can find them at www.walker-wellbeing.com.
Mariam

Mariam says:

7 months 1 week ago
Super interesting and helpful advice. All makes so much sense but seeing the 5 areas to focus on condensed into a format that was easy to digest and quick to read was great for me. Look forward to reading more advice from Dr Walker
Dr_Ross_Walker

Dr_Ross_Walker says:

7 months 1 week ago
Thank you for your kind words, Mariam. I'm delighted to be part of the Enritsch community.

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