United States: New study reveals that nearly Seventy- five per cents of Women have one or more risk factors for heart disease. In the such risk factors, the scientists suggest that issues of High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Irregular Menstrual Periods, history of heart disease and early menopause are including.
However, while revealing this fact, the scientists have also pointed that the doctors found informing their patients about their risk very rarely, as there are only 16 per cents of the women found notified by their doctors as to their factors leading to such risk.
Also, it is also pointed by the experts in the study that the doctors are generally suggesting their women patients to lose their weight, and around 34 per cents of the women get such suggestions as per study.
The researchers from the Cedars- Sinai Heart Institute in their study also gave some suggestions to the women that large number of them is not getting proper guidance and advice for caring their hearts’ health.
And due to their doctors suggesting them over the overweight issues, many of them are seeking to avoid further appointments with such doctors. Thus, it is highly required that their doctor should place less of an emphasis on their losing of weight, as told by the experts.
It was further sought be told by Dr. C. Noel Bairey Merz- the author of the study that awareness amongst the women about heart issues has “stalled”, even though there are numberous women’s heart health advocacy groups available who almost from three decades campaigning on such heart health.
Also, it is notable that anyone who shows signs of at least 1 of the key risk factors for heart disease, as per recommendations of Medical guidelines, should receive regular blood pressure and cholesterol checks. Also, such people further recommended to get counselling against smoking and heart- healthy lifestyle changes are also suggested.
In the 65th Annual Scientific Session of American College of Cardiology, the findings of this study were presented.