Heart Disease Risk Factors in Women As a woman, heart disease is a real threat. Usually heart disease is seen as more of a men's issue, but in reality more women die each year than men. That is a fact that is quite astonishing, but real in today's world. A challenge that comes with this chronic disease is the symptoms vary between genders. Fortunately, steps can be taken to understand the unique symptoms and begin to reduce their risk of heart disease, and learn what the risk factors are. Stress is unfortunately and everyday reality, which with effort can be diverted away through time management and other techniques. When stress takes a bigger toll on your body and physical well being, it can actually be a risk factor for heart disease. Reducing stress can be as easy as making a schedule and having a time frame for all your daily activities. Some things may be out of your control, but having and using the right tools to cope can help reduce your risk factor for this chronic disease. Having two jobs and two classes can be extremely stressful. I take measures like carefully writing in my planner all things that need to be done. To reduce the stress of both jobs I make sure I have someone I can confide in and vent to. Having a guest service job can put me in difficult situations that are out of my control, having that person at the end of the day to listen and give me advice is the perfect outlet for stress. Meditating is a great way to clear my mind and let go of all situations I had no control over. Physical activity is also a great outlet for stress and physical well being. It's a great way to gain energy, release stress, and enhance your health. There is evidence that shows that regular exercise has a good effect on risks for cardiovascular disease. One example, exercise helps with weight reduction and can help reduce blood pressure. When you combine exercise with other health modifications your risk for chronic heart disease is reduced immensely. When you exercise, you feel great. It can reduce your stress levels when you know your body is functioning properly and feeling great. Healthy eating habits is something that walks hand in hand with physical activity. Exercising alone can have amazing results for your health, paired up with the right diet it is a powerhouse
Heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States, claiming approximately 1 million lives annually.
Every 33 seconds someone in the United States dies from cardiovascular disease which is roughly the equivalent of a September 11th-like tragedy repeating itself every 24 hours, 365 days a year.
More die of heart disease than of AIDS and all cancers combined.
By 2020, heart disease will be the leading cause of death throughout the world.
This year more than…
Cancer and Heart Disease: The who, why, and what of it
Instructor: Janet Ward
June 10, 2012
By: Brooke Bowman
Cancer and Heart Disease: The who, why, and what of it
Cancer and heart disease are the top two killers of Americans, but who is at the greatest risk; men or women and why? The first thing we must do to prevent ourselves from developing either of these deadly diseases, whatever…
IUPUI HIA-M 350
October 28, 2014
Cardiovascular disease, also known as heart disease, refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain, or stroke. Other heart conditions, such as those that affect your heart's muscle, valves or rhythm, also are considered forms of heart disease (Mayo). Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States today. In 2008, over 600,000 Americans died…
conduct more stress than women. Stress causes heart disease, taking risks, and causes men to smoke cigarettes.
The number one leading causes of death among men in the United States is heart disease. Heart disease can be genetic but also can be caused from stress. Stress related heart disease is called environmental and occupational heart disease. Women are more likely not to have an occupation compared to men, because of this most of the studies conducted do not have women in the equation. In these…
Clinical Assignment: Cardiovascular Risk Factors
The American Heart Association has identified several risk factors that greater your chance of developing coronary heart disease and heart attack. Major risk factors are those that research has shown significantly increase the risk of heart and blood vessel (cardiovascular) disease. Risk factors are divided up into modifiable and non-modifiable as outlined below.
My patient on 03/31/2011…
1. Discuss the magnitude of the problem, citing statistics and describe at least 4 types of violence against women. Identify at least 3 community resources available to them. What are at least 5 strategies a woman can use to reduce her risk of assault or violence?
There several types of violence that occurs against women. Physical abuse is when the abuser is physically attacking and it can range from leaving bruises on the victim to murdering them. Examples of this include hitting, punching, burning…
Cardiovascular Disease? Well unfortunately it is an incurable disease like many others, except this on attacks the heart. This disease is also known as heart disease as many would know is at. There are many that suffer from this disease, mostly men in the age range of 65 and older. This disease is more prone to be detected in men, but it is now known that women are more at the same risk factors to getting this disease as men. Unlike men, though, women have a longer life without this disease, only because…
2. Research and analyse the areas of Cardiovascular disease and Cancer using the research scaffold provided.
Analysis areas for Cardiovascular disease (CVD)
The nature of the problem
The major cardiovascular conditions are coronary heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease. One of the major contributing factors to cardiovascular disease is a build-up of fatty tissue (called atherosclerosis) on the inside lining of the arteries. This build-up interferes…
smoking women is considerably high in the USA at18%(1,2).Nearly 174,000 women die each year due to smoking related disease(2,7).These diseases are preventable but the true awareness of themin women is still deficient. Smoking is a big problem, especially in pregnancy.
Smoking tobacco accounts for 1 in 3 cancer deaths(2,3,6). Besides lung cancer and COPD, it is also a cause for mouth, larynx, pharynx, nose, lips, esophagus, bladder, pancreas, stomach and colorectal cancer(2,3,5,6,10). In women it is…
own health. Studies show it might lower the risks of heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancers. Folic acid might even help prevent off Alzheimer's disease. (Folic Acid Benefits in Pregnancy. (n.d.). WebMD - Better information. Better health.. Retrieved June 18, 2012, from http://www.webmd.com/baby/folic-acid-and-pregnancy)
2.) Get fit. About 45 percent of women of childbearing age in the North America are overweight or obese. Women should strive to reach a healthy body mass index ( BMI)…