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Heart Disease In Women Is The Number One Killer

Aug 18, 2007
According to recent studies, it's found that more than 8 million American women are currently living with some form of heart related disease.and it is the leading cause of death of American women.

Prevention is the key to staying healthy. Heart disease in women can be diagnosed and treated but once a woman finds out that she has the disease, it may already be too late. It is very common that the first symptom is due to a stroke or heart attack.

Woman that have engaged in several risk factors throughout her lifetime will have contributed to her contracting the disease. Such risk factors that increase the risk include cigarette smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, not being active, diabetes and obesity.

Women need to avoid the risk factors as much as possible because they are so susceptible to the disease. With just a few lifestyle changes, all women can once more live long and healthy live. This disease in women doesn't need to be as much of an epidemic it has become.

There are other risk factors that increase the risk for women that are difficult to avoid. These risk factors include age, heredity, the effects of menopause, and so on. Knowledge is power and with the correct knowledge women can avoid many of the pitfalls of developing the disease.

By adopting a few lifestyle changes such as getting more exercise, eating right, quitting smoking and reducing stress levels, women can drastically reduce the chances for developing heart disease. This is important not only for prevention but also for preventing other diseases and to improve the quality of life. It doesn't need to have such a high morality rate. By understanding the facts, and with proper prevention techniques, heart disease in women can be a thing of the past.

Common Vitamins and over the counter products can help with heart disease such as Sytrinol, Policosanol, Potassium, Pectin, and M.S.M.

Sytrinol are known to be useful in helping maintain a healthy cholesterol level in the body by reducing triglycerides and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels.

Policosanol is a natural supplement derived from sugar cane. Policosanol promotes healthy platelet function and helps to maintain normal cholesterol levels in the human body.

Potassium is essential for proper functioning of the heart muscle and for regulating proper fluid balance. Bananas are a good source of potassium.

Pectin limits the amount of cholesterol the body can absorb. High pectin count in apples may be why "One a day keeps the doctor away".

M.S.M maintains the development of the body's protein by forming flexible disulfide bonds between certain amino acids and in maintaining the strength of connective tissue. This allows water and nutrients to flow freely into cells and allows toxins to flow freely out of the cells. M.S.M increases athletic stamina and helps eliminate muscle soreness. M.S.M is a natural supplement that is getting a lot of attention due to its role in tissue healing at the cellular level. It is a natural organic sulfur that comes from rain fall and is found naturally in the human body.

If you are at risk from Heart Disease then find a good health care professional prior to starting any type of home treatment.

Always consult your doctor before using this information.
About the Author
David Cowley has created numerous articles on heart disease. He has also created a Web Site dedicated to heart disease and how to treat them. Click on Heart Disease
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