The Best Remedies for Heart Disease Among Women by Jennifer Smith

The Best Remedies for Heart Disease Among Women by Jennifer Smith


According to a 2018 report by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services on the leading causes of deaths among women, one in every four deaths is heart-related. This report was instrumental in painting the harsh reality in the medical world, especially concerning women and heart disease. Since then, different experts have come up with many remedies—all aimed at reducing the number of deaths among women. This article discusses some of the best remedies for heart diseases among women.

Keep track of your heart condition

  • Keeping a record of your heart condition is one of the best ways of maintaining a healthy heart. Unlike other organs, detecting heart diseases in early stages is impossible, especially when someone does not have specialized equipment. Fortunately, EKG machines have revolutionized this medical space in the following ways.
  • Thanks to the best EKG machine, it is possible for a doctor to keep track of your heart rate and rhythms. Inconsistency in heart rate and rhythms can signify a bigger heart problem. However, it is hard to detect if your heart rhythm and heart rate are inconsistent without a specialized machine, such as an EKG machine. Thanks to advances in this niche of EKG machines, it is now possible to detect enlargement of the heart and, more importantly, detect other complications such as myocardial infarction and hypertension.
  • Choose a regular exercise routine and get enough sleep every day

    • Finding an enjoyable hobby is easy, but being consistent in an exercise routine is hard for most women. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services points out that being part of regular exercise is not only good for metabolism but also strong and healthy hearts. According to this department, paying for a gym membership is great, but being inconsistent is not suitable for your heart. Instead, pundits point out that daily exercise, such as using stairs, is unmatched when it comes to your health.
    • On the other hand, a night of good sleep is essential, especially for women aged 30 and above. Although the optimal hours of sleep are still one of the most discussed items in the medical cycles, the minimum number of hours recommended for women is six. In a study by an independent firm in 2018, people who sleep less than six hours a day have higher chances of getting cardiovascular disease.

    Manage stress through changing life perceptions and reducing alcohol intake and smoking

    • Stress is without a doubt the highest cause of heart diseases in the world. Although it is hard to live a stress-free life, having a unique approach to stress management is critical. One of the best ways of reducing stress in life is having a mental shift of success and failures in life. Humans have high expectations about themselves and others. If the expectations are unmet, stress is inevitable. However, having a change in life perception is not only a key to happiness and satisfied life but also ideal for your heart wellness.
    • On the other hand, smoking and alcohol have a tremendous effect on your nervous system and other vital organs. However, the two affects stress management of women and makes her vulnerable to heart diseases. Although deciding to stop drinking alcohol and smoking is advisable, reducing the intake of the two is also great for your heart.

    Change your diet and eat healthier

    • According to pundits, we are what we eat! This medical reality also applies to heart health. One of the greatest threats to your heart are unhealthy fats. Although there are many types of fats, trans-fat poses a risk to your body. According to statistics, consumption of trans-fats and over-consumption of fats increases your chances of heart diseases by over 34%. In order to be healthy, reduce fat consumption.
    • It is also critical to reduce salt intake, especially added salt. Recent studies have shown a lot of connection between excessive salt intake and heart disease among women. Salt has a negative effect on your heart as well as other organs in your body. Instead of adding salt to your food, experts recommend that you try out alternatives such as different healthy seasonings.
    • Finally, eating a balanced diet may sound cliché to the modern population, but it is the gateway to better health, especially to a healthy heart. In the last two decades, most people are becoming keen on what they eat. One of the trends is a vegan’s approach to diet. Although it has its own downfalls, the lifestyle provides some insights on the importance of fruits and vegetables in our diets. It’s also a good idea to avoid added sugar and sugar-laden drinks.
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