Given the overwhelming statistics on this illness, there is a good chance you know someone who has had lung cancer, cardiovascular disease or a stroke – or one day, may be affected by one of them.
While the main organizations dedicated to fighting these illnesses, such as the Canadian Cancer Society and the Heart and Stroke Foundation, offer a wealth of data on their efforts, the amount of information that is available can be overwhelming.
Naturopathic Medicine looks at the overall lifestyle of the patient. Diet and exercise are critical factors in preventing the onset of this disease. However, once the disease has set in, nutrition and exercise become a supportive measure in the entire treatment process. Treatments such as Chelation Therapy will be recommended depending, on the patients’ symptoms and strength.
Statistics documented on the Heart and Stroke Foundation website:
- Eight out of ten Canadians are at risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
- 74,000 die from cardiovascular disease each year.
- More than 300,000 Canadians are living with the effects of a stroke.
- There are more than 40,000 strokes in Canada each year-about 16,000 of these prove fatal.
- Every year, about 21,000 new cases of lung cancer are diagnosed. At least 18,000 die of the disease, making it the most deadly form of cancer and the country’s number two killer.
In 2006 cardiovascular disease accounted for:
- 30% of all deaths in Canada (69,019 deaths – or more than 69,000)
- 30% of all male deaths
- 31% of all female deaths
In 2006, of all cardiovascular deaths:
- 54% were due to ischemic heart disease
- 20% to stroke
- 23% to heart attack
Visit the Heart and Stroke Foundation Website