Why Are Women at Risk of Heart Disease?

Learn in The Woman Post the keys to predict cardiovascular diseases in the new generations.

The Woman Post | María Carolina Rivero

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Millennials, Generation X, and Baby Boomers tend to be the most prone to heart disease, due to the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has caused. These discomforts can be linked to obesity, diabetes, tobacco, alcoholism, cholesterol, sedentary lifestyle, high blood pressure, stress, and family history. That is why The Woman Post allows you to know the keys to prevent heart disease.

A report published in the journal The Lancet reveals that it is intended to reduce the global burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women. The data collected show that the female gender represents 35% of deaths and suggested future strategies to address inequalities. In addition, about 275 million women suffer from CVD, with 47% being ischemic heart disease and 36% stroke.

The results show that women are more likely to suffer from health disparities due to cultural, political, and socioeconomic causes. In addition, evidence demonstrates the impact generated in pregnancy, such as gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, preterm birth, among others.

On the other hand, the idea is that the study serves as a basis to provide strategies and transform the cardiovascular health of women. Also, the lack of awareness of the female gender and health professionals support the late process of women's cardiovascular health. Psychological factors such as unemployment, depression, anxiety, and other differences based on the cultural, ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic status of women even come into play.

Key 1: Sport or a Daily Physical Activity

A life without tobacco, alcohol, or substances. A study called "Exercise in primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases and cancer" conducted by Sandra Avendaño published in the journal Med reveals that regular exercise or physical activity has reduced risks in the prevention of chronic diseases. In addition, the data conclude that a sedentary lifestyle is one of the risks of cardiovascular diseases.

In short, the confinement caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a permanent risk of cardiovascular diseases. That is why it is recommended to have greater physical performance and a greater capacity to use oxygen. These actions are achieved with regular practice and intensity between 40 and 85%.

Key 2: Healthy Diet and Maintaining the Ideal Weight

Eat healthy meals. A study published in the Journal Circulation shows that a healthy diet decreases the 22% chance of suffering events. The data collected reveal that healthy nutrition can reduce 35% of cardiovascular deaths and 14% of suffering a heart attack. Even, the possibility of 19% in stroke and 28% in cardiac incipience is manifested. In addition, 32% of people in Latin American countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Colombia, apply healthy eating habits.

Also read: MYTHS AND REALITIES: THE LIFESTYLE OF VEGETARIANISM

Key 3: Manage Anxiety and Stress

Peaceful sleep is an ally to keep you in shape. An article published by Dr. Adriana Puente on the official website of the Inter-American Society of Cardiology (SIAC) reveals that depressive disorders occur in women. In addition, they have a higher risk during the post-menopausal stage, which is why it is important to obtain an accurate diagnosis in the female gender.

Key 4: Meet With Healthcare Professionals Regularly

Constantly check your levels with studies relevant to the case. Timely detection of heart disease establishes whether you present any risk, even if it is necessary to undergo studies. Your health care provider determines whether lab tests or imaging tests are necessary.

Key 5: A Coffee Undisputed Friend of Cardiovascular Health

An antioxidant and cardio-protective drink. A study called "Coffee, Caffeine, and Cardiovascular in People" by Diederick E. Grobbee, published in the New England Journal of Medicine looked at 45,589 people aged between 40 and 75, who had no history of cardiovascular disease. The data collected show that people who consumed coffee reduced the risks of death from cardiovascular disease. The research noted that coffee has protective properties when people drank around 4 cups of coffee or more.

You are now in control to take care of your life, protect it!

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