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Heart disease risk factors for women

Health By Wesley Kipng'enoh

heart diseaseTraditional risk factors for heart disease, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and obesity affect both women and men. According to Mayo Clinic , other factors may have a bigger role in the development of heart disease in women

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They Include:
Diabetes: This condition increases the risk of heart disease significantly in women more than in men.

Metabolic syndrome: A combination of fat around your abdomen, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, has a greater impact on women than on men.

Mental stress and depression affect women's hearts more than men's. Depression makes it difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle. By all means live a positive life.

Smoking is a greater risk factor for heart disease in women than in men. Given the metabolic syndrome that women possess, the face greater risks.

Lack of physical activity. It’s no doubt that women tend to be less active than men. Lack of physical activity is a major risk factor for heart disease.

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

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Pregnancy complications such as high blood pressure or diabetes during pregnancy can increase a woman's long-term risk of high blood pressure and diabetes and increase the risk of development of heart disease in both the mother and in her children.

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