Women, Hypertension, And Heart Disease

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In the past, doctors thought of heart disease will only be experienced by men. 

Women with similar symptoms will be diagnosed with diseases other than heart 

disease, in fact, kill them. For decades, the funding of research in the field of 

research focused on cardiovascular disease involving only men. Women are ignored. 

At best, in a publication of the journal said that their findings may also apply 

to women. Now, we can say that it is not always true.

In fact, cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in men and women, and 

also a leading cause of death. Although women have been equipped with sufficient 

knowledge, they are far more afraid of breast cancer and ovarian cancer than heart 

disease. One in eight women will die of breast cancer: one of two women will be 

conquered by heart disease, died of a heart attack or stroke.

Symptoms of a heart attack or angina chest pain in women is not. Ang unbearable, 

or pain radiating from the shoulder to the left arm, or indigestion, or stiffness 

in the jaw, like that of men. Symptoms experienced by women are more prone to 

fatigue continually and is not clear why, lethargy, and emotional disturbance. 

During this time, physicians have such symptoms as trivial complaints of women and 

just give sedatives and sleeping pills.

The nature of the woman who always puts the interests of others, family, and 

friends above their own interests prevent them from getting care medic at the time 

of the early symptoms of cardiovascular disease. When a woman experiences 

symptoms, doctors still frequently misdiagnosed or even ignore it. Morbidity and 

mortality from heart attack, stroke, angioplasty, and bypass surgery in women 

higher than men. Cause, disease progression is more rapid in women than men. For 

women of color, the statistics are even worse.

Hypertension make women pay more than men. Recurrence risk of heart attack, stroke 

and other cardiovascular events in women increases with increasing blood pressure. 

In a prospective study of more than five thousand women’s healthcare professionals 

with an average age of sixty-two years, openly

that every 10 point increase in systolic blood pressure in women with heart 

disease are at increased risk of 9%. High blood pressure makes the heart work 

harder to pump blood throughout the body; this, in turn, causes the heart to 

enlarge and lose their efficiency over time.

Previous research, conducted at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston by the 

National Institutes of Health, revealed that the risk begins to increase when the 

systolic blood pressure reached 130. In women with a systolic pressure of 130-139 

range, their risk of 2 8% higher than women with a systolic pressure of 120-129. 

This is another example of the importance of paying attention to and cope with a 

condition called “prehypertension”. Changes in lifestyle, especially when balanced 

with the intake of supplements, effectively reducing the prehypertension without 

the aid of drugs, balk at the men and women.

Benefit from one of the lifestyle changes, namely increased physical activity, 

have been discussed in a meeting of the American College of Cardiology in 2004. In 

women, fitness is the most important factor in assessing the risk of death from 

heart attack. Any increase in fitness, as measured using the treadmill, would 

reduce the 9% risk of death from all diseases and 13% risk of death from heart 


Here are the things that need to be considered by the woman if the problem with 

blood pressure and try to prevent or treat hypertension:

Whether you are using the contraceptive pill? The researchers concluded that oral 

contraceptives or a woman, especially if they are obese. And do not ignore the 

increase in blood pressure during pregnancy, family history of hypertension, or 

renal dysfunction. Oral contraceptives and smoking habits are a dangerous 

combination. If you intend to use the pill, ask your doctor to measure your blood 

pressure and express other conditions associated. If you have been taking the 

pill, do regular blood pressure checks, both with digital gauges and manual.

Hypertension may develop rapidly in the third trimester of pregnancy. If left 

untreated, it can harm both mother and baby. Gestational hypertension, 

hypertension in pregnancy, usually resolves after delivery, but not always the 

case. And if your high blood pressure before pregnancy, do monitoring on a regular 


In fact, women tend to be obese as they age and are very likely develop into 

obesity. Overweight and obesity could potentially increase the risk of high blood 

pressure and hypertension.

Blood pressure tends to increase in the elderly, but the risk of developing 

hypertension increases after menopause. Whether true or not that a woman will one 

day become like their mothers, especially if the mother is suffering from high 

blood pressure, you have a clear tendency of the disease increases with age. This 

fact is valid also for diabetes. If you have both a family history of disease. 

better prepared an umbrella before it rains.


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