Women’s health describes the health of its family. Number of women’s dont know the fact that heart diseases are the number one killer of them. Women always neglect their health issues due to some or the other reason. They don’t even know their heart issues are completely different from the men nor are they easily predictable as of men.
Let’s know our heart at a glance:
The heart is a muscular organ in humans and as well as in other animals. In humans it is located between compartment of chest. It pumps blood through the blood vessels of the circulatory system and provides the body with oxygen and nutrients, as well as assists in the removal of metabolic wastes.
In humans, it is located behind and slightly to the left of the sternum, between the two lungs, and enclosed in a sac called the pericardium.
We can simply avoid heart diseases by taking certain measures and inculcating certain food and physical habits: activity increases your length and quality of life.
- Control your cholesterol, Cholesterol is a waxy substance and our bodies use it to make cell membranes and some hormones, having too much bad cholesterol (LDL), combines with white blood cells and forms a blockage in your veins and arteries. These blockages lead to heart disease and stroke.
- High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. You can manage blood pressure by taking the following measures:
(1) Eating a heart-healthy diet, which includes reducing sodium
(2)Getting regular physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight
(3)Managing stress, limiting alcohol and avoiding tobacco smoke.
- Reduce blood sugar as most of our food gets converted into glucose or what we call as blood sugar. Even when glucose levels are under control it greatly increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. In fact, most people with diabetes die from some form of heart or blood vessel disease.
Symptoms of a heart disease are present in a woman they might include:
- Neck, jaw, shoulder, upper back or abdominal discomfort
- Shortness of breath
- Pain in one or both arms, especially the left arm or shoulder
- Nausea or vomiting
- Excessive sweating
- Lightheadedness or dizziness
- Unusual fatigue
Inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus, may also have a higher risk of heart disease in women specifically.