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What can you do when you are overweight or obese and suffer from heart disease?

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What can you do when you are overweight or obese and suffer from heart disease?

Cardiac and vascular problems are known as cardiovascular diseases (CVD). They are the leading cause of death in the world.  Obesity is an independent risk factor for CVD, as well as a major factor in the development of hypertension and diabetes, which represent the main risk factors for CVD.

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What can you do when you are overweight or obese and suffer from high blood pressure?

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What can you do when you are overweight or obese and suffer from high blood pressure?

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a very common condition that affects 1 out of every 3 adults in the general population. Obese individuals have a greater than 3 times higher chance of developing the condition. Hypertension has often no symptoms, which is why it’s known as the “Silent Killer”. Hypertension is a problem that needs to be treated seriously, often requiring the daily use of several medications to control the blood pressure.

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