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The Heart Truth

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The Heart Truth

Heart Disease no. #1 Silent Killer in American Women Today

Ask any American woman what the number one disease killer among women today, more then likely their response would be “breast cancer”. After all it’s what we’ve heard over and over for at least a couple of decades. Most women go as far as giving you statistics as it been said that 2 out of 8 women today will develop breast cancer at some point of their lives. Facts are that breast cancer takes 40,000 women to their death yearly. We fear this disease the most mainly because of the publicity campaigns as millions of dollars have been spent to focus our attention on this deadly disease.

However, the harsh facts are heart disease is taken over striking 1 out of 3 women in American yearly. That’s more then 500,000 women dying of cardiovascular disease not breast cancer, which takes (40,000 deaths annually), making that number 2 on the list. Breaking it down even more this means that a woman dies every minute from this silent killer between the ages of 40 to 60.

Regrettably, heart disease in women is often miss-diagnosed because people still think of heart disease as man’s problem. Women’s symptoms are sadly easily underestimated. Our warning signs are quite different. A woman can have shoulder aches and pains, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting and jaw pain. It should be emphasize that with women a heart attack can have symptoms other than chest pain. These symptoms should be checked immediately by your doctor.

A recent study showed that 1/3 of women are not taking this risk factor seriously as The Heart Truth and something we must become more aware of as unlike men it only takes one risk factor to take us down.

Only one risk factor—like high blood pressure, smoking, or being overweight—can double our risk for heart disease.

Too many women are dying!

Please help spread the word among your Mothers, sisters, aunties, and girlfriends and pay attention to the warning signs and your body.

Bring down your risk by:

  • Never smoking
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Manage chronic conditions.
  • Include physical activity in your daily routine.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Limit alcohol
  • Manage stress.

Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew." ~Saint Francis de Sales

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By p.d.adams on June 12, 2012 at 04:28 am

Angie, thanks for raising this important issue!

Junk foods in a high stress society stack the deck against American women when it comes to hearts.

Stress can be defined in many ways--even the natural worry for the safety of a child can raise blood oxytocin levels.

Extensive over-production of oxytocin from multiple worry episodes has been implicated in heart fibrillations in young girls and older women.

There is a growing body of evidence 100% pure organic flaxseed oil gel capsules (as a "lifestyle" dietary suppliment) can help relax the brain and provide proper elasticity to heart tissue.

Flaxseed oil is, seemingly, one-stop shopping for heart and brain health!

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By Pushhyarag2000 on June 12, 2012 at 06:40 am

Angie, You have turned the focus on a very serious ailment that affects women. It is important, apart from correct diagnosis of symptoms, to do a prognosis (is that the medical term for analyzing?) the causes of large scale incidence of heart disease and consequent deaths.

Healthy lifestyle undoubtedly is the most important thing to be taken seriously by people. Healthy eating habits, physical activity to reduce obesity and high blood pressure and mindfulness are key mitigation measures that may be required.

I am glad I am campaigning for healthy lifestyle habits through my site and covering key issues that could help people take good care of their healthy living.

Your tips to reduce the risk are great.

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By Betty B. on June 22, 2012 at 07:13 am

lot's of oils are not good for us, switch to olive oil..its better

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