Having a Hysterectomy May Increase Heart Disease Risk
Studies have shown that removing the ovaries during hysterectomy increases a woman’s risk for heart disease and other health problems. Now, a study published in the journal Menopause has found that women may face health risks even if they keep their ovaries.
Women: Take Stress to Heart
Women’s hearts may be especially vulnerable to the effects of stress. During a stressful experience, women showed a greater restriction in their blood vessels compared with men.
What Does The New Hypertension Guideline Mean For Me?
For years, high blood pressure (HBP), or hypertension, was diagnosed when blood pressure measured 140/90 mmHg or higher. But a new guideline lowered this number so that you can take steps to control your blood pressure earlier.
‘Silent’ Heart Attacks Are Common
Up to half of all heart attacks may not have the typical symptoms of crushing chest pain, shortness of breath, and cold sweats. Instead, they may be “silent,” researchers say.