Thursday, January 31, 2013

Heart Disease In Woman

Every day more and more woman are diagnosed with one form or another of heart disease. Most woman don't think about it, either they are too busy or they just don't think they are old enough to have to worry themselves about it. But they need to start thinking about it and be serious with their health especially regarding their heart. 

Cardiovascular (heart) Disease develops over time and many times the symptoms go unnoticeable and the consequences can be life threatening. Taking the time to learn about the signs and symptoms could be what   it takes to save yourself or even a loved one. It only takes a few minutes to learn the causes of cardiovascular disease, and you need to know the consequences of the disease are eternal. 

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that heart disease is the third most common killer in woman between the ages of 25 and 44 years old and the woman who suffer from a heart attack but live, the majority don't ever fully recover.

Worldwide, cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death among woman, and cardiovascular disease doesn't care what your race, religion or ethnicity is. According to the Woman's Heart Foundation, African American and Hispanic woman are twice as likely as white woman to suffer from a heart attack and over 30% more likely to suffer from heart disease in general.

Woman are more likely then men to have a stroke and about 100,000 woman a year under the age of 65 suffer from a stroke. One of the biggest contributors to a stroke in a woman is smoking. The American Heart Association says that woman that smoke have an increased risk of having a stroke 19 years earlier then a nonsmoking woman.

Another major contributor to heart disease is hypertension. A large majority of men and woman over the age of 55 suffer from hypertension but woman suffer the most.

Knowing the causes and prevention of heart disease could be the factor that saves your life.

The following links will bring you to more information, And I highly recommend that you read it.

Treatment of Heart and Vascular Disease in Women

Cardiovascular disease isn’t only about the heart. Women are affected by a range of cardiovascular diseases. Often, cardiovascular disease in one part of the body puts a woman at higher risk of cardiovascular disease elsewhere in the body. That is, if you have heart disease, you are also at greater risk of stroke, for example. The best way to fight back is to understand how cardiovascular disease forms and how you can control risk factors. Having the wrong information can be just as dangerous as having no information. 

Please Educate yourself to save yourself.