Heart and Vascular Health

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about women's heart and vascular health

What are practical steps women can take to help prevent heart disease?

Heart disease has long been thought of as a “man’s disease,” but statistics show that women are at as high a risk as men to be affected by heart disease, according to the Disease Control and PreventionOff Site Icon (CDC).

The CDC suggests women take the following steps to help prevent heart disease:

  • Don’t smoke
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Exercise regularly
  • Have your blood pressure and cholesterol checked
  • Limit alcohol
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Manage diabetes

Another easy step women can take to prevent heart disease is simply becoming more educated about and aware of the disease, according to the CDC.

For more information about women’s heart disease prevention, talk to your physician.

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Source content: Anessa Alappatt, MD, Fairborn Medical Center

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