Risks of heart disease in postmenopausal women
What are the risks that could lead into a heart disease in you? Put a sign on each case that applies to your situation.
- Females over 55 years of age, postmenopausal women, or women who had bilateral oophorectomy (surgical removal of the ovaries in women) are at higher risk of developing heart disease.
2. Family history
- If you are a close relative of a heart attack survivor, if your father or brother have had a heart attack at ages younger than 55, and/or if your mother or sister have had a heart attack before the age of 65.
- You are a smoker and/or you live or work with smokers.
Negligence, not knowing the cholesterol level in your body (bad or good), it is important to know your LDL (low density lipoproteins), Total cholesterol, HDL (high density lipoproteins), and triglyceride levels in your body. Markers of high risk group to develop a heart attack include:
- A Total cholesterol level > 240 milligrams in deciliter
- HDL < 35 milligrams in deciliter
5. Blood Pressure
- Hypertensive, if your blood pressure > 140/90.
- Negligence, not knowing your blood pressure increase the risk of developing various diseases
6. Physical activity
- Laziness, you practice sport < 30 minutes < three times per week.
- Obesity, Your Weight exceeds your optimal average weight by 10 kg or more.
- Pre-diabetic or diabetic taking medications to control blood sugar levels.
9. Medical history
- You suffer from a coronary artery disease or you are a heart attack survivor
- You have a carotid artery disease such as stenosis, or if you have had a stroke.
- You have arrhythmia (irregular heartbeats).
Two or more signs on the above-mentioned options increase your risk of developing cardiovascular disease, we advise you to consult a doctor for a more comprehensive assessment. Understanding your risks can be vital; after an initial assessment a good general rule is to work with him to reduce, prevent, or adjust the largest possible number of risk factors (risk management).
The above list was provided by the department of cardiology at EMC International, and is intended for the welfare and longevity of females, we are dedicated to provide the best possible protection to women. Our cause is to guide you along the best pathway for your life and point you in the right direction, so that you can focus your efforts to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, thus ensuring the best possible protection for you.
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