African Americans are more affected by high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes and cancer than any other race. This population is three times more likely to die from asthma than white Americans. Did you also know that roughly 42 percent of African American men and more than 45 percent of African American women age 20 and older have high blood pressure?
What are the factors that separate African Americans from any other race on such a huge level?
Even though lifestyle factors can play a role in determining almost any health risk in any race, that is not just the case with African Americans. There is also a genetic and a nutritional component to the disparity.
However, changing lifestyle choices and replenishing and supplementing your body with food and nutrients can help reduce these health risks dramatically.
What are some other solutions to lower health risks within the African American population?
Richard W. Walker Jr., MD, joins Dr. Mike to raise awareness by discussing the major differences that are affecting African American health and the solutions to help decrease these health risks.