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TSC's guide to taking care of your heart
We put so much trust in the most hardworking muscle in our body our heart. And while we know the power of this most vital organ of the body, we also know how devastating a heart dysfunction can be. One in four deaths in America is from heart disease, which equally affects men and women. In our Heart Health guides, you can learn more about keeping your heart healthy, and what you can do if you are coping with issues like heart disease, hypertension, or high cholesterol. Please choose the topic most relevant to your situation in the below guides.
Heart disease, when left untreated, is the number one killer of adults in the western world. Properly treated, however, it can be a manageable condition. The actual term heart disease is an all-inclusive term for a variety of heart conditions, including coronary heart disease, cardiomyopathy, cardiovascular disease, ischemic heart disease, heart failure, hypertensive heart disease, inflammatory heart disease, and valvular heart disease, among others. Start Your Journey to Recovery
High cholesterol can lead to heart attack and stroke if it is left untreated and unmanaged. Cholesterol is a fat-like substance in your blood that can become lodged along the arterial walls and stop blood flow to the heart or brain. Although high cholesterol itself has no symptoms, it can lead to heart disease. You can treat high cholesterol with lifestyle changes and medications. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with high cholesterol, this Survivors Club guide is here to guide you through the journey of recovery. Start Your Journey to Recovery
The medical term for high blood pressure is hypertension. High blood pressure is dangerous because it makes the heart work too hard and contributes to atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). It increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, which are the first- and third-leading causes of death among Americans. Dealing with hypertension can prove to be a challenge, but most of the time the condition is well-controlled with a combination of medication and lifestyle changes. It's important to continue living your life as normally as possible, participating in the same daily activities you've always done, but hypertension can lead to heart attack or stroke. If you or someone you love is suffering from hypertension, this Survivors Club guide can help. Start Your Journey to Recovery
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