Did you know heart disease is the number one killer of women and is more deadly than all cancers combined? Approximately one woman every minute dies from heart disease, and this month, we want to take some time to educate all you ladies out there on how you can help prevent this.
There are a variety of risk factors to consider, and being aware of these factors may just save your life. Just because you feel fine or do not have any current symptoms does not mean you aren't a candidate for heart disease. The following are points you should be looking at and having evaluated by a health care provider:
By leading a heart-healthy lifestyle (regular exercise, eating well, paying attention to your numbers, etc.), you can take preventative measures to ensure a longer, healthier life. While studies are still being performed to learn why women are more susceptible to death from heart disease than men, it is detrimental for ladies everywhere to be educated on their health, heart and how to keep cardiovascular issues at bay in order to decrease their chances of being affected.
Schedule your Well-Woman visit today so that you can take the pledge to take control of your health. Download this visit guide to get you started.
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