Thenumber ofdeathsattributabletocardiovascular disease(CVD)has exploded inAfrica in recent years, andCVDiscurrentlythethirdleadingkillerintheregion, closely behindHIV/AIDS andrespiratoryinfections.This condition that mainly affects the heart istheleadingof deathsamong all other non-communicable diseases in the Africanregion,accountingformorethan1/3of allNCDdeaths.
The key question therefore is:What can Ido to avoid being part of that stark statistic? Below are some golden rules to keep cardio vascular conditions at bay:
Be aware of your medical history
Hypertension or elevated blood pressure is oneof themainriskfactorsforCVD
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