Heart disease affects women, too. It’s time to talk about it
Health campaigners have previously played on the caring wife and mother to increase the awareness of many health issues. But when it comes to heart disease, it is time for women to start looking after themselves.
Most Australians know that being overweight and smoking aren’t good for your heart. Most Australians know that being diagnosed with high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes increases your risk of developing heart disease. And it’s true, high blood pressure is the single largest risk factor for cardiovascular disease. But for women in particular, there are many other risk factors that don’t get the recognition they deserve.
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