Disease Risk Factors
The more of the following
risk factors a person has, the more likely she is to develop
atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arterial passageways) and
subsequent heart disease, circulatory problems or stroke. The
first four (in that order) are the best-established risk factors
* Over age fifty (heart attack is uncommon in women under the
age of fifty.)
* High blood pressure (hypertension)
* Elevated blood cholesterol
* Birth control pills (particularly if the woman also smokes)
* Family history of coronary artery disease and a
husband with a history of heart attack
* Hysterectomy before age forty-five
* Certain personality factors (habitual impatience, hostility,
high competitive drive) and
Heart disease is the most
frequent cause of death in women over 50. Although more men
suffer from heart attacks, a greater percentage of women die
Stroke remains the third most
common cause of death in the United States. Women have twice as
many strokes as men and black women have 43 percent higher death
rate from stroke than white women. Stroke is directly related to
high blood pressure, which becomes much more common after
menopause and is more chronic in women.
Heart attack happens when
sufficient blood supply is unable to reach the heart. This
causes death to part of the muscle from lack of oxygen and other
nutrients. Blockage of the arteries leading to the heart
(coronary) is responsible for the insufficient supply.
Thermography of the head and
neck is able to detect evidence of narrowed or obstructed
arteries which may lead to heart attack and stroke.
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