Stress, Women, and Heart Health: Should You Be Worried?

Stress, Women, and Heart Health: Should You Be Worried?
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Experiencing three traumatic events could end your story of life altogether, especially if you are a woman. These are the findings of a new study conducted by a team of researchers at the University of Pittsburgh.

A woman plays several roles a day and this may sometimes put them under tremendous stress. The mounting stress could prove harmful to the heart health of a woman especially if she experiences a few traumatic events as well.

Who Are At Risk?

Heart Disease - Women at Risk

According to a recent study, experiencing up to three traumatic events is all it may take for a woman to get heart disease. The research team believes that women are more likely to suffer from heart disease after experiencing the following conditions:

  • Menopause
  • Road Accident
  • Death of a child

Cases of physical abuse and natural calamity also count as a traumatic experience that could increase the risk of heart disease in women.

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Heart disease in the number one killer among females. One of the biggest reasons is a poor endothelial function, which may prevent proper circulation of blood. Menopause and traumatic events are the two leading risk factors for reduced endothelial function.

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Last modified on at Sep 06, 2019

Guneet Bhatia

Guneet Bhatia is an avid reader, healthcare writer, and is currently Director of Patient Care Department, MediGence. She has also been featured on many prominent Healthcare portals such as IBTimes, HCIT Expert, Clinician Today.

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