Ever thought about the likelihood of suffering from a dread disease?
You should, because it can easily happen to you.
In South Africa, medical statistics show that 1 in 3 men and 1 in 4 women will suffer a cardio-vascular disease (e.g. a stroke or heart attack) before the age of 60.
*Thankfully, doctors will tell you that survival rates are good
DID YOU KNOW?
These are the latest South African dread disease statistics:
1 in every 3 men and 1 in every 4 women will suffer a heart attack before the age of
There are 8 heart attacks every
minutes in South Africa.
out of a
people will suffer a stroke.
60% of those 8 people are women and 25% of those will be under
10% of stroke patients recover completely, 53% will be completely dependent upon others.
1 in every
people will be diagnosed with cancer.
1 in every
females will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
The average age of dread disease claims in South Africa is age
Each and every one of us has a chance of experiencing a life-changing illness-it knows no boundaries of creed, gender, race or age. Almost one-third of stroke patients are between the ages of 15 and 49.
Medical care can save you, but it can’t save your wallet! You could live for many years, but have severe financial pressures living with the effect of a life-changing event.
If you or a family member suffered a severe illness, could you handle the extra expense of recovery?
Almost everyone knows someone who has suffered a dread disease. You may be motivated by first-hand observation of a relative or friend being the victim of a severe illness and surviving, only to move into a new world of residual physical impairments and the aftermath of an on-going medical bankruptcy.