Heart disease is the number one killer of women and can lead to other serious health issues. Despite this fact, many women do not understand how common heart disease is or what they can do to prevent it. Here are some facts about heart disease that all women should know:
Heart disease is the number one killer of women.
Heart disease is the number one killer of women. It’s also the leading cause of disability for women and the leading cause of death for women aged 45 to 64. Heart disease can kill in many ways, including heart attack and stroke (the third leading cause).
If you are a woman at risk for heart disease, there are things you can do to help prevent it from happening to you: eat healthy foods; exercise regularly; keep your weight within normal limits; don’t smoke cigarettes or use tobacco products; limit alcohol intake; manage stress by practicing relaxation techniques such as meditation or yoga; get regular medical checkups with your doctor
Women have more risk factors for heart disease than men.
Women are more likely than men to develop heart disease, and they are at higher risk of dying from it.
This is because women have more risk factors for heart disease than men. These include:
- Being overweight or obese (having a BMI greater than 25)
- Having diabetes
- Having high blood pressure
If you have any of these conditions, you need to take steps now to lower your chance of developing heart disease in the future.
Women have different symptoms from men when it comes to heart disease.
Women are more likely to have symptoms like shortness of breath and fatigue, which may be less severe than those experienced by men. Women are also more likely to experience heart attacks at a … READ MORE ...