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Women Must Focus More Attention on Their Hearts: For a More Abundant Life

Updated on July 5, 2011

A Peaceful Environment Encourages Women's Health

Women Have Good Hearts: We Must Take Care Of Them

Cancer is not the primary killer of women, it is "heart disease." This statement has be written first because, if you decide not to read the rest of this hub you have at least gotten the message that we need to get the word out to women to learn more about how heart disease can cut their lives short. Women have heart attacks but the pain, the presentation of symptoms, and the outcome may be different from heart attacks in men.

We also need to inform women about how heart disease is killing more women than any other cause of illness. It is not breast cancer, colon cancer, or other diseases, but heart disease that is shortening women's lives. The American Heart Association keeps track of all the women who die and they report that about 10 women out of 300 die from breast cancer, for example. But many more women die of heart disease. Awareness is only half of the battle concerning heart disease risk in women. The other half of the battle is answering the question, "What are we going to do about this problem?"

My first recommendation for women is to go to websites, such as the American Heart Association, to get "reliable" information on how to adopt lifestyle changes that will decrease the risk for heart disease. If one goggles "heart disease in women" one will locateother reliable sources for helping one to learn what lifestyle changes will help one to increase one's heart health. There are diet programs that can increase one's heart health. Also, one's primary health care provider can help one to get on the road to better heart health. Daily activities that help one to get the exercise that one needs during the course of a day is the best approach to exercise. For example, parking at "far away" locations on shopping parking lots and walking farther to get into stores will give you a little more walking time. That equates to more exercise. Climbing steps to get to upper levels of building gives one a greater workout for lungs, heart,and legs (be careful if you have knee problems, do strain your knee on the steps).

For older people, walking is far better that running, for the sake of caring for ankles, knees, and hips (not to mention that the risk of falls are greater while running than while walking). Also, walking of the beaten paths, for example, walking on wooded, graded walking trails has a great exercise value that walking on a concrete sidewalk in the city. Walking in city parks, however, may be the best that most people can do. Many people don't have access to the woods or a forest.

Realize that this hub has been written to bring your attention to a problem, the problem of the number one killer of women. It has not been my attention to advise you on how to take care of your heart, taking the place of your primary health care provider. I am a doctor but I am not practicing medicine in the hub pages. I am simply helping you to obtain an education on how to take care of your body, your heart to be exactly, but advising you to see your own doctor or other primary health-care provider. I am acting as "a friend" by bring your attention to this problem of heart disease in women. With this understanding I would like for you to continue moving forward in your quest for heart information and other information that will help you to obtain and keep a high quality life. I want you to have "a more abundant" Life. As you go, "Peace."

Dr. Haddox


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