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Healthy joints, healthy heart

People who experience joint pains are twice as likely to die of a heart attack or stroke in later years than people who don’t have joint pain. That’s why joint pain can be a “wake-up call” to improve both joint health and heart health. Most heart problems happen because risk factors such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure are not treated or are under-treated. Because these risk factors don’t cause any symptoms, people may not realise they have them until they have a heart attack or a stroke. So, if you have joint pain, this can be a good reminder to have a health check. Talk to your doctor about your general health and ask for any recommended tests to check your heart health.
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March 2022
Last reviewed:
April 2024
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