FEMALES & HEART DISEASE

#1 Killer of Women

Heart disease is not just a man’s disease. In fact, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute!

 

Women and Heart Attacks

Heart attacks are generally more severe in women than in men.

 

Estrogren and Heart Disease

Studies have shown that after menopause, women experience an increased risk of heart disease.

 

Risk Factors:

• Cholesterol

• Diabetes

• Oral contraceptives

• Stress

• Depression