Education

Heart Health:

Do men and women experience the same changes with heart disease?

  •  Studies show men and women experience different changes. Men tend to have hearts that get heavier, as women tend to have hearts that shrink.
  • On average, more women die each year of heart disease than men.
  • The most frequent sign of a heart attack is chest pain, which many women don’t always experience.
  • Risk factors for heart disease:

                 High Cholesterol
                 High Blood Pressure
                 Obesity
                 Diabetes
                 Metabolic Syndrome
                 Mental Stress & Depression
                 Smoking
                 Lack of Physical Exercise

    • For Women: low levels of estrogen after menopause & Pregnancy Complications
 Awareness is the first step to prevention!

 Lastly, it’s important to eat a heart healthy diet, and exercise regularly to keep the heart pumping!