Experiencing a stroke or heart attack can be life-threatening. These are two of the leading causes of death worldwide. While a stroke causes arm weakness, drooping face and difficulty speaking, a heart attack can cause other symptoms including chest discomfort, pain in other areas of the upper body, shortness of breath and cold sweats, nausea and dizziness.
To prevent these two silent killer diseases, one must be aware of all the risk factors associated with the disease.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the major risk factors for heart disease and stroke are high blood pressure, high low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, diabetes, smoking and secondhand smoke exposure, obesity, unhealthy diet. , and physical inactivity.