What Can You Do to Decrease your Risk for Heart Disease?
In the span of today's segment, 4 Americans will have a heart attack.†Fortunately,
they won't all die, but heart disease is the number one killer
of American men AND women. Yet, surveys show that most women don't consider
heart disease an important health problem for them.† The good news is
that many heart attacks could be prevented by modifying risky behavior.
First, if you smoke, just stop. Among women, smoking triples the risk
of heart attack.
Control your cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, weight and
stress levels. Correct vitamin deficiencies.† Exercise.
Dr. Debra Judelson, is a cardiologist
and past president of the American Medical Women's Association.
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Menopausal women should
also ask their doctors about taking Hormone replacement therapy which can cut
the risk of heart disease in half.
Finally, learn CPR.† This may allow you the privilege of saving someone else's
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Created: 10/18/2000  - Donnica Moore, M.D.