Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
“I’ve always heard that women have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. Why is this? What can I do to reduce my risk?” There are many misconceptions about how gender impacts the risk of cardiovascular disease, commonly referred to as…
February is Heart Health Month! Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of women?
No form of estrogen, or estrogen plus progestin, has been proven to prevent heart disease. Yet millions of women have taken these powerful drugs, encouraged by physicians who believed that hormone therapy prevented heart disease.
Menopause hormone therapy works to relieve symptoms whether a woman is 41 and adjusting to the aftermath of surgical menopause, or she’s 71 and enjoying sexual activity with a new partner.
When you think of the month of February you might think about Valentine’s Day, the Super Bowl, or even Groundhog Day. But February is also American Heart Month, a time to remind Americans of one of the biggest health threats in our country, especially to women. Although heart disease is the #1 killer of American women, only 20% of American women believe that it’s their greatest health threat.
Taken from the March/April 2014 issue of the Women’s Health Activist Newsletter. For some people, life progresses in a series of ebbs and flows, valleys and peaks. Others, like me, see life in terms of one sharp divide, one defining…
Heart disease – also called cardiovascular disease (CVD) — is the leading cause of death in the United States for both women and men, affecting 75 million Americans.