Do you know which are the diseases from which women are most likely to die? The answer might surprise you. Here’s what they are and find out what you can do today to prevent them.
Responsible for the death of one of the three women in the West, heart disease is by far the leading cause of death within the female population-surpassing the number deaths from all cancers combined. The mortality rate of the heart disease captures the most women. According to studies, only 20% of women know that heart disease is the number one threat to their health, although awareness of this is growing. Ninety percent of women presents one or more risk factors for heart disease.
Here’s what you can do:
It will reduce the risk of heart disease in one to two years since quitting. Statistics show that 70 percent of smokers want to quit. Find the strategy that suits you best and apply it as soon as possible.
Reduce cholesterol: consume more plant-legumes, whole grains, vegetables, fruits, raw honey, nuts and seeds-all these foods clean cholesterol accumulated in the arteries of the heart.
Regular exercise has numerous benefits and reduces the risk of heart disease by up to 40%. The daily movement should do at least 30 minutes of moderate or intense exercise them divide into shorter sessions throughout the day.
Get rid of the excess weight:
If you have extra pounds — especially in the abdominal area increases the risk of cholesterol and therefore a development and the danger of heart disease. The good news is that a reduction of 5-7 kg of weight can lead to a decrease in the value of 10-15 points with cholesterol. Even people with normal weight presents risks-excess weight in the abdominal area is one of the factors favored by heart disease even when you’re not overweight.
Cancer is responsible for the deaths of a quarter of the women in the West, the most common being cancers of the skin, breast, lung, colorectal and cervical. Smoking is one of the biggest risk factors, but a poor nutrition, lack of exercise, obesity and sun exposure are associated with increased risks.
Here’s what you can do: quit smoking: Researchers believe that smoking is the leading cause of one-third of deaths from cancer, in the West. After ten years of quitting smoking, you reduce the risk of lung cancer compared to a regular smoker.
Eat healthier: some studies show that fruits and vegetables protect against cancer without the starch from the mouth, esophagus, and stomach.
Fruits help lung cancer. But to avoid processed meat, salmon, genetically modified products, carbonated drinks and tomatoes to conserve, associated with an increased risk.
Exercise on a regular basis:
Studies show that regular movement reduces colon cancer by up to 40-50%, from 30-40% with san, and at 10-30% with the prostate.
Expose yourself to the sun in reasonable limits: most types of skin cancers are caused by exposure to UV rays of the Sun.
Protect your skin with the cream when you’re outside (even as you drive) and check your skin for permanent symptoms.
Replace soft drinks with water:
Studies show that a soft drink or juice or sweetened per day increases the risk of stroke in women by up to 83%. But eating five to eight glasses of water a day reduces the risk.
Quit smoking: Yes, smoking again!
Smoking increases the risk of stroke by up to 50%, but women that smoke has a higher risk of 17% higher than men to have a hemorrhagic stroke.
Sleep 10 hours a night-especially on weekends-it sounds great, but increases the risk of stroke by up to 63%, researchers show.
And if you snore, regardless of how many hours you sleep per night, see a doctor. Snoring can increase the risk of stroke, heart disease, and diabetes.
Learn to recognize symptoms:
Women often show symptoms different from those known. Recognizing a stroke is critical-many treatments are more effective in the first three hours of the manifestation of symptoms.
Women need to pay special attention to sudden pain and severe headache, dizziness without reason, in confusion, loss of breath and sughiturilor accompanied by chest pains.