It was erroneously used to think that heart disease affected mostly men, however the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) works hard to raise awareness in women that 1 in 4 women in the United States he dies of some type of heart condition in the United States each year.
In worrying data, 80% of the population of Latina women in the United States is overweight or obese, which increases their risk of having coronary disorders.
But what are heart diseases really?
Cardiovascular diseases are mainly divided between those that affect the arteries and those that affect the heart. Some of them are:
Coronary heart disease.
- Peripheral arteriopathies.
- Rheumatic heart disease.
- Congenital heart defects.
As explained by Dr. Cristina Rabadán-Diehl, director of the NHLBI, the most frequent among Latin women is coronary heart disease, which is guilty of heart attacks. "The heart attack is the result of a blockage of these coronary arteries that occurs when not enough blood reaches this organ," explains the doctor.
The job of the Global Health Office of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (as the NHLBI is known in Spanish) is to fight for awareness of the latent existence of coronary heart disease within the population of Hispanic women in the United States. and the importance of taking measures to avoid developing it.
Among the preventive measures that women can take are:
Maintain a healthy and stable weight.
- Exercise and eat healthy.
- Consult the doctor and carry out frequent check-ups.
It is important that women are informed about heart disease and take the necessary steps to prevent it. For more information on the subject, consult the NHLBI page, you can also consult the full report on this important subject in our printed edition of February / March, which is now available in magazine stands. Siempre Mujer in association with The Heart Truth® will make available to our readers updated and continuous information on heart conditions so that more women have access to it and can prevent the development of these deadly diseases.