Women Heart Dieaesea Essay

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The article and health disparity I chose has to do with heart diseases and women. The reason I chose this is because I find this to be the biggest threat to women today. The terrible thing is that most women are not aware of how serious and how likely they are to have heart disease. Another thing that I find alarming about women’s heart disease is that most of the time it can be prevented. Lastly the reason I chose the topic is because it has personal reasons too.
The article I chose talks about women’s heart disease and how potentially dangerous it is to women and what women can do to prevent heart disease. The article starts by stating that heart disease is the number one killer of women. This is alarming to me considering how preventable it is. I find it alarming because you always hear about breast cancer and other forms of cancer and how dangerous they are. I imagine most people think that cancer is the number one killer of women with all the hype it gets from the media. The next paragraph states that “Ninety percent – 90 percent! – of women have at least one or more risk factors for developing heart disease..”. This is really alarming to me that so many women have a risk behavior that can cause a heart attack. In the next couple of paragraphs the article talks about how symptoms for heat attacks can be different for women when compared to men. In the case of men they tend to have the most commonly known symptoms that come with heart disease like Chest pain, chest pressure and shortness of breath. These symptoms tend to be the ones that everyone are aware of and think of when we talk about heart disease. However in the case of women the symptoms can be something along the lines of upper back pain, nausea, jaw pain and unusual fatigue. I find that these symptoms can tend to be overlooked or even go unnoticed. Because women tend have these symptoms pretty often and just think its wear and tear on the body or it has just been a long day. I think this is where women are being underrepresented they are not being educated on what their symptoms could be like and I feel this cause more deaths for women. The next paragraph talks about how “eighty percent of people who have heart disease could have prevented it” I find it astonishing that heart disease can so easily be prevented but it is still killing so many women. The article continues talking about ways to prevent heart disease one paragraph states that you should visit your doctor regularly along reviewing your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. The next advice the article gives is that women need to get out and do some type of physical activity. The article continues by telling women to cut down there salt intake and include more...

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