This weekend the deaths of famous Bollywood actress Sridevi Kapoor age 54 from a heart attack, and of English actress Emma Chambers, at 53, probably from the same cause, highlights what many women are still unaware of – heart disease and stroke are the world’s biggest killers, and that includes women. A colonizing statement was expressed by the American Heart Association in previous month calling for more collaboration between oncologists and cardiologists in the care of breast cancer survivors.
The report was broadcasted because some cancer treatments can be associated with a higher risk for cardiovascular disease. All women, however, should know that they could be at risk for cardiovascular diseases. The fact that studies show – many women are aware of the risk of breast cancer as they age was highlighted in detailed AHA document.
Only 54 percent of women are aware that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women as well as men, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. As per latest statistics from the AHA, cardiovascular diseases and stroke are the cause of one in three women’s deaths each year.
In contrast, one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. About half the country’s population has high blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol, and smoking, all key risk factors for heart disease, according to CDC. Other risks involve diabetes, physical inactivity and obesity and excessive alcohol use. As recommended by the AHA being physically active, smart about the choice of foods, and vigilant about medical checkups.
Sodium and potassium can both affect blood pressure. The consumption of fewer than 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day as part of a healthy eating pattern is suggested by the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Hypertension that is high blood pressure can be avoided by the help of eating vegetables, fruit, and low-fat dairy.