Most women in the world fear breast cancer. However, breast cancer is not the leading cause of death among women. In fact, it is cardiovascular disease. Now more than ever, women are developing heart issues at a much younger age due to many risk factors. These risk factors include high cholesterol levels, diabetes, and obesity. If you suspect that you have heart issues, look for signs such as nausea, fatigue, unexplained weakness, and difficulty with exercise. Call your doctor or see a medical professional right away.
- The major risk factors for cardiovascular disease include high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity.
- Symptons of heart disease in women include nausea, fatigue, and pain in the upper back and/or neck.
- When a woman is pregnant, it can unmask the risk of cardiovascular disease in the future. Pregnancy basically tests the stress level of the heart.
“Earlier breast cancer detection and better breast cancer survival rates, together with only modest gains when it comes to CVD mortality, are the explanation for this difference”