Tag Archives: women
Kidney disease risk increases in postmenopausal women undergoing long-term estrogen treatment. Estrogen is known to offer protective effects against high blood pressure, but as the estrogen levels decrease after menopause the benefits decrease as well.
The researchers bred rats to… Read More
Everyone knows eating a healthy diet is good for our bodies, but women who are stressed may not reap the nutritional benefits of eating well. The study found that stressful events from the previous day may negate health benefits of… Read More
Being overweight has been found to be associated with a higher stroke risk in women. More specifically, carrying around excess weight increases the risk of experiencing the most common type of stroke. On the upside, those extra pounds also mean… Read More
Hypothyroidism in women is a common condition in which the thyroid gland underproduces necessary thyroid hormones that help the body function. The thyroid is responsible for many functions, including metabolism and hair growth. Many hypothyroidism patients gain weight, for example,… Read More
Chest pain, difficulty breathing, discomfort, nausea, and unusual tiredness are all common heart attack symptoms you are probably aware of. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of a heart attack is crucial for the treatment and emergency care to occur immediately… Read More
Two 2013 studies found that women who experience migraines with aura – headaches accompanied by visual disturbances – have a greater risk of heart attack and blood clots. The first study revealed that migraine with aura largely contributes to cardiovascular … Read More
A new study has found that women with anxiety have a reduction in blood flow to the heart during physical activity, and doctors often may miss heart disease signs as anxiety masks the symptoms.
The researchers found that women with… Read More
Air pollution and global climate change are subjects that make the daily headlines, especially since the recent Paris Climate Conference, but did you know that studies show air pollution raises dementia and stroke risk in seniors, as well as increases… Read More
Although being a woman has its perks, womanhood is not so fabulous when it comes to high blood pressure, new research says. High blood pressure can stalk us without any symptoms or warning signs, and now this “silent killer” in… Read More
Although anyone can experience a stroke, a new study has found that women and minorities fare worse during stroke aftermath, compared to men and whites. Dr. Richard Libman, vice chair of neurology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New… Read More
Urine leaks, or urinary incontinence, are common among women with osteoporosis, but new findings suggest urine leaks can be combated with physical therapy. Physical therapy to help improve urine leaks is focused on pelvic muscle training, which was shown to… Read More
Did you know that this Friday was a National Wear Red Day, raising awareness about the risk of stroke, heart attack, STEMI, artery disease, and heart disease in women? Although heart disease is a number one killer in women, 80… Read More