Are you aware that cardiovascular disease is the number one killer among women? Most people think of breast cancer as the primary threat for women, but maintaining your heart health is just as important according to the American Heart Association. There are many symptoms and risks of CVD that you should become familiar with.
Below are some common causes of heart disease that you can correct with a better diet, exercise and the help of your women’s care physician:
- Physical inactivity
- Poor diet and obesity
- Uncontrolled stress and anger
- Uncontrolled diabetes and blood pressure
- High cholesterol
Also, there are a number of various symptoms of heart disease. If you feel as if these describe you in any way, then schedule an appointment with your doctor immediately:
- Shortness of breath
- Undue fatigue
- Nausea or vomiting
- Unusual sweating
- Left arm pain
To continue learning how to take care of your heart and your body, read this article.