Did you know that one out of three women die from heart disease or strokes?
Women are affected by heart disease same as men can be affected by heart disease, but what is alarming is the warning signs are not the same. There are many facts and myths out there about heart disease in women, but the truth is that if you do not distinguish the difference between signs for women vs. men, you could be putting your-self at risk. Here are a few causes of heart disease in women and how you can live a healthier life style.
Heart Disease Causes
When experiencing heart disease, it attacks the cardiovascular system. There are many different issues that can result from this, but they are all related to atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is when there is plaque build up within the arteries. While the plaque builds up, the arteries become narrow, making it difficult for blood to flow through. Ultimately, a heart attack comes from a complete halt of blood flow through the arteries. There are many forms of heart disease, and here are just a few.
Heart failure or congestive heart failure, the heart is still working but not getting enough oxygen or the blood flow is not good.
Arrhythmia or an abnormal rhythm of the heart, this is caused when the heart is improperly beating or it is beating at an un-normal rate. This will affect the heart by not offering enough blood flow to the body, because of how well the heart is functioning.
Heart valve problems causes the valves to not open and close properly, causing a disturbance within the heart. If a valve does not close completely, blood can leak backwards.
Prevent Heart Disease by Living a Healthier Life
There are many factors that will cause heart disease in women. Some of these factors you can control and others you cannot. Based on studies we have compiled a list of healthier life-style habits that could be ways to treat, prevent, or even end heart disease.
Quit or never start smoking
Keep a close eye on your blood sugar
Manage your blood pressure
Reduce your cholesterol
Understand family related issues
Exercise and be active
Maintain a healthy weight
Choose to eat healthy for the long term
Friday February 5th 2016 is wear red day to show your support for the fight on heart disease. It is part of American Heart Associations “GO RED” campaign. The American Heart Association is an amazing organization that has a mission to fight heart disease and to educate people on how to live healthier lives.
We are joining the movement Friday February 5th 2016 and we hope you do too. Anyone who wears red will get a discount on our services for only Friday February 5th 2016. For more information about the go red for women campaign visit their website.
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