HysterSisters Articles for Hysterectomy
SHARING IS CARING
Be Heart Smart – Know Your Risk Factors for Heart Disease
From the Fitness & Wellness After Hysterectomy Articles List
is serious. It’s the most common cause of death for adults. Your risks for heart disease are not as great as for men, until menopause
. Then your risk is about the same.
There are risk factors for heart disease that you can’t control, but there are many risks that revolve around your lifestyle. Those you can control – if you want to. It’s your choice. You can create a lifestyle
that reduces your risks for heart disease
and gives you a fighting chance, despite any uncontrollable risks. But it will take some commitment on your part.
Before you get started, it’s important to be aware of the following.
Uncontrollable Risk Factors for Heart Disease
- Genetics/Family History
Controllable Risk Factors for Heart Disease
- Unhealthy Diet
- Lack of Exercise
- Excessive Alcohol
- High Blood Pressure
- Uncontrolled Diabetes
- High Cholesterol
- Chronic Stress
You can start being heart smart by scheduling your annual well-woman exam
. It’s important that you and your doctor
establish some baseline numbers, evaluate your personal and family medical history, review your current lifestyle and diet, and assess your personal risks.
Once you’ve compiled the information, you can discuss the steps you need to take to reduce your risks. If you are dealing with menopause, you can also discuss whether hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
is right for you.
Creating a healthy diet and exercise plan
are essential. Both will help with cholesterol
, weight, diabetes, and high blood pressure concerns. Unfortunately, if your blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol are too out of control, you may need to use medications to help manage them.
Learning to make better choices for better health
can help you reduce your risks for heart disease. Many risk factors are in your control, so learn your risk factors and take action today.
This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.
01-15-2017 - 11:48 PM
SHARING IS CARING
Do you have a question?
If you have a medical support question related to this article, come JOIN US in our HysterSisters Community Forums. You will receive helpful replies to your questions from our members. See you there!
Options to Hysterectomy
Hormone and Menopause
Intimacy after Hysterectomy
Fitness after Hysterectomy
Grief and Loss
Ask A Doctor
Find a Surgeon
|Antonio Gargiulo, M.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston MA 02115
|Jack Ayoub, M.D.
44035 Riverside Parkway
Leesburg VA 20176
|Shaghayegh DeNoble, M.D.
20 Wilsey Square
Ridgewood NJ 07450
|Mayra J. Thompson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd Dept OBGYN
Dallas TX 75290
|Arnold Advincula, M.D.
Columbia Ob/Gyn Midtown
51 West 51st St, 3rd FL
New York NY 10019
|Clifford Rogers, M.D.
The Everett Clinic, Dept. of Surgery and Gynecology
1330 Rockefeller Ave, Suite 120
Everett WA 98201
425 339 5424
|Lauren Streicher, M.D.
Gynecologic Specialists of Northwestern, S.C
680 N. Lake Shore Dr., Suite 117
Chicago IL 60611
|James Kondrup, M.D.
161 Riverside Drive
Binghamton NY 13905
|Kym Boyman, M.D.
1775 Williston Rd., Ste. 110
South Burlington VT 05403