Heart Disease Risk Factors for Women

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HEART DISEASE RISK FACTORS FOR WOMEN
By Dr. Jacqueline Eubany

 

From chronic kidney disease and diabetes mellitus to smoking, high blood pressure and obesity, on this episode of Big Blend Radio Dr. Jacqueline Eubany explains the various risk factors of heart disease.

We are all familiar with the signs and symptoms of a heart attack which include symptoms of left sided chest pressure that radiates down the left arm, and up the jaw, typically associated with sweating. Roughly forty three percent of women having a heart attack do not present with these classic symptoms. Women can have vague symptoms like fatigue, difficulty breathing, weakness, and nausea. These symptoms are nonspecific and can make it difficult to know that you are having a heart attack. It is therefore very important to know your risk for developing heart disease.

 

If you are considered high risk for heart disease and you have 2 or more of these symptoms, then you should probably seek medical attention right away. Heart disease remains the number one killer of women in the US, killing more women than breast and lung cancer combined. Knowing your risk factors can help save your life! Also, knowing your risk for heart disease and implementing some simple lifestyle changes to improve your risk factors, can decrease your risk for developing heart disease by up to 80%!

Dr. Jacqueline Eubany is a board certified cardiologist and electrophysiologist based out of Orange County, California. She is the author of ‘Women and Heart Disease: The Real Story’, and is a Big Blend Radio expert contributor. Learn more at www.WomenandHeartDiseaseBook.com.

 

 

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About the Author:

Dr. Jacqueline Eubany is a board certified cardiologist and electrophysiologist based out of Orange County, California. She is the author of ‘Women and Heart Disease: The Real Story’, and is a Big Blend Radio expert contributor

Website Link www.WomenandHeartDiseaseBook.com.
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