Published: Tue, February 07, 2017
Health Care | By Jeffery Armstrong

Mann Packing continues "Go Red For Women" campaign support

Mann Packing continues

The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention said nearly two-thirds (64%) of women who die suddenly of coronary heart disease have no previous symptoms.

Also, getting rid of cigarettes can greatly decrease the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Cardiovascular diseases cause almost one in three deaths in women each year or one death every 80 seconds.

Menopause generally occurs in a woman's late 40s to early 50s, the same age range that heart disease and risk factors begin to develop in both men and women.

Naturally occurring estrogen tends to raise HDL cholesterol levels - the "good" cholesterol that helps carry away artery-clogging LDL cholesterol. "These foods as well as being a fantastic source of slow release energy are also a great source of fibre, which is well documented in helping to lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes and colorectal cancer".

Salinas, Calif-based Mann Packing continues to support the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women campaign.

While men and women show traditional symptoms of heart disease such as chest pains or heart palpations, women often show additional symptoms such as fatigue, soreness in the arms or shoulders, and back pain, which can be easily dismissed in people who don't know the warning signs of heart disease. HRT should be administered conservatively, under a doctor's close supervision and for no more than five years, or in women older than 65.

In 2003, the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute took action against a disease that was claiming the lives of almost 500,000 American women each year - a disease that women weren't paying attention to.

80% of heart disease is preventable through lifestyle change like diet, exercise, high cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar management, weight loss and not smoking.

According to the research, women knew better how to respond to heart attacks - 69.5% of women said they would respond to a heart attack by calling the emergency services, compared to 60.5% of men.

Welcome to our February Medical Monday series on heart health. Hormonal birth control - including pills, patches and rings - can increase a woman's risk of developing blood clots and cause high blood pressure.

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