On October 6, 2017 Ralphie May was found dead in a private residence in Las Vegas. May’s manager claimed that the Last Comic Standing celebrity had been fighting pneumonia which had caused him to cancel several his tour.
Two months after comedian Ralphie May was found dead in a Las Vegas private residence, the cause of his death has been revealed. May, 45, died from hypertensive cardiovascular disease, Clark County Coroner’s office confirmed today to People.
Unfortunately for May he never recovered and actually died from cardiovascular disease according to the Clark County coroner’s office.
The disease, hypertension, that killed May is known as the silent killer. It kills many people each year who are unaware of the deadly effects of this disease. If you or someone you know has high blood pressure it is important to take this seriously. If hypertension is left untreated it can result in death.
Hypertension and Heart Disease
Hypertension actually is a form of heart disease. When arteries become blocked due to poor lifestyle choices blood pressure rises in the heart is forced to work harder. Over time the heart becomes stressed and the body cannot get the oxygen and nutrients it needs.
This can eventually lead to heart failure. It can also cause arteries to become clogged, blood clots to form in the heart itself can be starved of nutrients.
Why call hypertension the “silent killer”
Blood pressure can be simply defined as the amount of pressure on the arterial wall as blood is being pumped through the body. When that pressure becomes too much the arterial walls can rupture. This leads to repair and thickening of the arteries and blood pressure becomes elevated.
The problem is that this happens over time and no one is really aware of the blood being pumped through our arteries. Individuals may feel fine and not be aware of the looming problem.
Sadly Many People Have this Disease
Sad to say that many people are in similar situations as Ralphie May. Recently new guidelines have been instituted by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology. The new guidelines now indicate that the threshold for high blood pressure is 130/80. This now defines hypertension. The old measurement used to be 140/90.
Lowering the guidelines now mean that more people have high blood pressure. The hope is that people will take this seriously and take action to improve their cardiovascular health.
What to Do?
It’s very important that we pay attention to a healthy lifestyle. Diet, exercise, and keeping stress level at a minimum are excellent places to start. Our love of food and poor lifestyle choices have contributed much to the problem of cardiovascular disease.
Ralphie May describe themselves as a comedian who happened to be fat. While I do believe Ralphie May was a comedian, I do not believe he had to be fat. Health is a choice for many people and it is a lack of integrity to ourselves and our family not to be responsible for it. If you want to learn more about what you can do to combat hypertension then you must listen to The Assassin Within!