According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), high blood pressure affects almost one in every two individuals in the United States. This data should definitely raise some red flags given that high blood pressure is one of the most significant risk factors for heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in the United States. According to recent statistics presented by the American Heart Association, 75 percent of individuals who survived a heart attack or stroke reported having high LDL cholesterol. High blood pressure and high LDL cholesterol go hand in hand with each other.
Dr. Karishma Patwa, MD, a cardiologist with Manhattan Cardiology and contributor to LabFinder.com, gives you some strategies for your diet that actually do help lower blood pressure. Read the article.