What do you need to know?

What do you need to know?

Heart disease for women risk factors:

Diabetes:

Women with diabetes are at greater risk of heart disease than are men with diabetes.

Mental stress and depression:

Women’s hearts are affected by stress and depression more than men’s. Depression makes it difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle and follow recommended treatment, so talk to your doctor if you’re having symptoms of depression.

Mental stress and depression
Smoking

Smoking:

In women, smoking is a greater risk factor for heart disease in women than it is in men.

Inactivity:

A lack of physical is major risk factor for heart disease, and some research has found women to be more inactive than men.

Inactivity
Overweight

Overweight:

(Body Mass Index [BMI] 2529.9-) or Obesity (BMI higher than 30)

Menopause:

Low levels of estrogen after menopause pose a significant risk factor for developing cardiovascular disease in the smaller blood vessels (coronary microvascular disease).

Menopause

Broken heart syndrome:

This condition often brought on by stressful situations that can cause severe, but usually temporary, heart muscle failure occurs more commonly in women after menopause. This condition may also be called takotsubo cardiomyopathy, apical ballooning syndrome or stress cardiomyopathy.

Broken heart syndrome

Pregnancy complications:

High blood pressure or diabetes during pregnancy can increase women’s long-term risk of high blood pressure and diabetes and increase the risk of development of heart disease in the mothers.

Pregnancy complications
Poor diet

Poor diet:

Family history of heart or vascular disease:

Some research has found that if you had pregnancy complications such as high blood pressure or diabetes your children may also have an increased risk of heart disease in the future.

Family history of heart or vascular disease
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