How Trauma Insurance Helps Heart Attack Victims
Trauma insurance can help not only heart attack victims, but also those who have any form of cardiovascular disease, which includes any heart, stroke or blood vessel disease.
How can I prevent cardiovascular disease?
- Diabetes greatly increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. Preventing yourself from developing Type 2 diabetes, can decrease your chances of heart disease.
- Quitting smoking, eating right and exercising can all help prevent cardiovascular disease as you can see below for the main causes of the disease.
Tobacco is the largest of the seven risk factors, others include:
- High blood pressure
- High body mass
- High cholesterol (6.2%)
- Low physical activity
- Inadequate fruit and vegetable intake
Am I at risk of heart disease?
While the disease ‘kills one Australian nearly every 11 minutes’, it actually ‘affects more than 3.4 million Australians’. It also ‘prevents 1.4 million people from living a full life because of disability caused by the disease’. This means that while people are dying from heart attacks, a lot of people are actually surviving them as well. Some of these people however, do not have the same physical capabilities that they did before the disease struck.
Did you know: Heart attacks are the second leading cause of trauma insurance claims?
Why do I need trauma insurance?
Some people many only develop a minor disability and can continue to live day to day without outside help, while others may be fully incapacitated. Either way, trauma insurance is a way to help out if you have suffered from a heart attack.
There are endless reasons as to why you may need a trauma insurance payout:
- You may need to renovate your home in order to be able to live there with your disability
- You may need a replacement income for a time while you are in hospital
- You may need assistance in paying for expensive medical bills.
Trauma insurance helps heart attack victims by providing a lump sum payout in their time of need. A financial burden placed onto individuals or families from serious illnesses is the last thing you need to worry about. Let your focus be on your recovery, not your finances.
For more information, visit the Heart Foundation website.