Learn about some of the cardiovascular dangers that are less obvious.
By: Beth Ward
You know that an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise can spell trouble for your heart. But some cardiovascular dangers are less obvious, and can pose big threats to the health of your ticker.
A 2012 meta-analysis found that mild depression and anxiety – where symptoms are so subtle that people may not think to go to the doctor and get diagnosed – ups heart disease mortality by 29%. High levels of depression and anxiety also meant more than double the risk of heart-related death.
But that doesn’t mean you have to toss your go-to pain reliever. In Dr. Parikh’s opinion, as long as you stick to the safety and dosage recommendations listed on the bottle, you’re okay.
“If you’re taking it within the recommended dose, it’s still a very safe drug.”
Heart disease is the number one killer of adults in the United States. In fact, one in every three deaths is from heart disease and stroke, equal to 2,200 deaths per day. Taking care of your heart is essential for a long life. You ... can treat your ticker right by eating healthy, staying active and managing your stress. More