OK, ladies, let’s talk about our tickers. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women (claiming seven times as many lives as breast cancer!), and many women are completely unaware of their heart health or lack thereof. We know this information sounds grim, but there’s good news: you are in control with the power of prevention! We’re here to educate you lovely ladies on the factors that put women at risk for heart disease and some simple ways to protect your heart.
First, let’s address some of the risk factors. From skin conditions to how much sleep you’re getting and even your menstrual cycle, there are some things that put you at risk that you may not even know.
So, what are some of the simple ways to help prevent heart disease? To name a few, loading up on the recommended daily amount of magnesium (around 265 milligrams for women) and incorporating more healthy fats (yes, fat can be your friend!) into your diet can have a powerful impact on heart health. For more recommendations on how to show your heart some love, visit some of our favorite sites such as www.goredforwomen.org and www.mayoclinic.org. As always, Dr. Brady is at your service to help you on your path to healthy!