Why often man are the victim of heart attacks?
i found rare case in women....women please tell us the truth
Each year, approximately 555,000 men and 365,000 women suffer heart attacks. In part because women have heart attacks at older ages than men do, women are more likely to die from an attack within a few weeks. Of the approximately 452,000 fatal heart attacks per year in the U.S., nearly half occur in women.
Within five years of a heart attack, 18 percent of men and 35 percent of women will suffer another heart attack, and four percent of men and six percent of women will experience sudden death.
Atherosclerosis ( a process in which cholesterol is deposited in blood vessels and the vascular lumen is narrowed) is the main factor contributing to myocardial infarctions (heart attacks). A lipoprotein called LDL is responsible for the delivery of cholesterol to blood vessels. Another lipoprotein HDL delivers cholesterol in blood vessel walls back to the liver. So, LDL is known as a "bad" lipoprotein and HDL a "good" one. The hormone oestrogen (estrogen) decreases LDL levels and increases HDL levels and is therefore protective to the heart and prevents heart attacks. Women in their reproductive age (before menopause) have high estrogen levels in blood. So they have high HDL and low LDL and this means they have less atherosclerosis and less heart attacks.
by Angela Joseph 5 years ago
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by sir_tallest 7 years ago
Is it true fast food meals are as bad as causing heart attacksand how many fast food will it take to actually get a heart attack
by இڿڰۣ-- кιмвєяℓєу 5 years ago
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by PhoenixV 5 years ago
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