Source: US News

According to the American Heart Association, women are at higher risk of facing heart problems and illnesses due to stress since they are often not only the caregivers and homemakers, but also working full-time jobs in addition to taking care of families.

“Women need to make time for their general maintenance and health care. And we have to promote that it’s not selfish to get your exercise, get your sleep, go to your doctor, get your mammogram, go get your [cardiac] stress tests,” said Dr. Gina Lundberg, medical director of the Emory Women’s Heart Center in Atlanta, as reported by US News.

Studies have shown that women who report higher stress levels associated with work were 38 percent more likely to face heart problems.

Other studies have pointed to higher risks for women who are experiencing stress to develop chronic heart diseases or develop other health disorders.

Experts suggest prioritizing self-care and aside from taking steps to control blood pressure and cholesterol levels, recommend activities or hobbies that remove stress, like meditation or exercise.

Read Full Story: US News

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Women Face Increased Risk of Heart Problems Due to Stress

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