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!