Dr. Stephen Fort, MD, MBChB, FRCSC, Cardiologist, discusses the lifestyle seven-point Plan for health.
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Featuring Dr. Stephen Fort, MD, MBChB, FRCSC, Cardiologist
Lifestyle Seven-Point Plan for Health
Duration: 1 minute, 15 seconds
Video Title: Lifestyle Seven-Point Plan for Health Cardiovascular disease both heart and strokes are due to the same underlying pathology.
It’s a blockage of the blood vessels due to cholesterol-based disease otherwise known as atherosclerosis. The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association have lodged an ambitious plan to reduce the incidence of death on these two conditions by 20 percent.
And to do so they’ve raised a seven-point plan. Now the seven-point plan involves getting active, eating better, losing weight, stopping smoking, controlling cholesterol, managing blood pressure, and reducing blood sugar.
And a recent survey in North America showed that only one in ten, that’s ten percent, of the U.S. population actually achieved five of these points. And only 20 percent, two out of ten, actually managed to achieve four of these points.
Well, patients finding difficulty following these seven steps in a bet to improve that quality their quality of life and their life expectancy should see their family physician.
Presenter: Dr. Stephen Fort, Cardiologist, Kelowna, BC
Local Practitioners: Cardiologist
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