Coronary Heart Disease and Women
It might traditionally be seen as a man's problem, but heart disease in women is a killer. According to the American Heart Foundation, heart disease is the number one killer of American women -- nearly 37% of all female deaths in the United States are attributed to it. And one out of seven female deaths will be from heart disease or stroke, compared to one in 30 from breast cancer.
Still think heart disease isn't a real problem for women like you? The risk of heart disease increases with age, and older women need to be more aware of heart disease symptoms. Above the age of 40, 23% of women (compared with 18% of men) will die one year after a heart attack.
According to the American Heart Foundation, research shows that taking preventative steps is the best way to combat the devastating effects of heart disease. The first steps are simple: Get up and active, eat a healthy balanced diet, and make every day a positive one for your heart. Visit your doctor for advice on female heart disease symptoms and for the preventative measures that will work for you. Everyone can benefit from a healthy heart lifestyle, no matter what age. Taking care of your heart is not just a man's game.
Reference URL: http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=2859