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Women’s Health Newsletter Tuesday, August 04, 2015

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Women’s Health Newsletter Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Women and Heart Disease

What You Need to Know

Making Your Lifestyle Heart-Healthy

The millions of Americans diagnosed with heart and cardiovascular diseases can benefit from making healthy choices in their day-to-day lives. These choices include quitting smoking, exercising more, following a healthy diet that includes eliminating all trans fats, learning to relax, and monitoring your health. Click here for deatiled information about steps to make in each of those categories.

Take This Risk to Heart

Cardiovascular disease is women's top killer. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLB), eighty percent of women between the ages of 40 and 60 have at least one risk factor for heart disease, but many do not realize it. And fewer than 60 percent of women even realize that heart disease is the top killer of women. 

Do you know about the heart risks that could effect you? Read more to find out.

Heart Disease Statistics At a Glance

These statistics were taken from the American Heart Association.

  • Heart disease is the number one killer of women, and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined.
  • Heart disease causes 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year.
  • An estimated 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease.
  • 90% of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease.
  • Since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart disease.
  • The symptoms of heart disease can be different in women and men, and are often misunderstood.
  • Only 1 in 5 American women believe that heart disease is her greatest health threat.

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Did You Know?

Before menopause women usually have higher levels of HDL cholesterol, the "good" cholesterol, than men, because estrogen raises HDL levels.

Heart Quiz for Women

As a woman, do you know what your risk is for developing heart disease? You might be surprised. Take this quiz, based on information from the American Heart Association, and see how much you know about heart disease in women.

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