Heart Health

Your Heart Health Guide

Heart disease is the number one killer in South Africa. 1 in 3 men and 1 in 4 women will develop a heart condition before the age of 60. Lifestyle factors such as lack of exercise, stress, smoking and an unhealthy diet can lead to high blood pressure and cholesterol which subsequently may cause heart disease and heart failure. It is important to note that heart attack symptoms in men and women can be very different. Whereas the typical heart attack warning sign for men is central chest discomfort or pain which may spread, women can have far subtler symptoms.