Tag : cardiovascular disease

Here’s what you need to know if you’ve been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease

Ask your doctor to evaluate you before resuming sexual activity. If you’ve had heart failure or a heart attack, cardiac rehabilitation and regular physical activity can reduce the risk of complications related to sexual activity.

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Women and Hypertension

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Women and Hypertension

Hypertension, also referred to as ‘High Blood Pressure’ is characterized by having a blood pressure reading equal to or over 140/90mm Hg (SBP/DBP) What is Hypertension? Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

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Heart Disease and Obesity in Women

Within 20 years, the percent of obese adult women has increased significantly: 1988-1994: 25.5% obese 2009-2012: 35.9% obese More than 50 million women are currently living with some form of cardiovascular disease. Millions of women are currently living with coronary heart disease (CHD). Heart disease is the leading cause of death of women.

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Heart Disease and Diabetes in Women

Your body gets most of its energy from glucose, a form of sugar that comes from some of the food you eat. If you have diabetes, it’s harder for your body to turn food into energy. That’s because the body either:

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