Women, Heart Disease, Stress & Racism - Health Care Literacy Series #17
Due to the interest of the participants and the many questions they had, in 2007 the doctors did not get an opportunity to go into great detail about stress. Dr. Lampert & Dr. Lewis returned on May 8, 2008 and spoke about the stress factor. Link to: Women, Heart Disease, Stress-- & Racism
This program examines the correlation between stress and heart disease and takea close look at how women are uniquely affected. Drs. Lampert & Lewis described some of the common cardiac symptoms for men & women and encouraged Preventive Measures such as:
1. Don't smoke tobacco products
2. Get active; participate in physical activities (take the stairs rather than the elevator)
3. Eat a heart-healthy diet (See No-Fad Diet: A Personal Plan for Healthy Weight Loss)
4. Maintain a healthy weight ( Visit: Healthy Weight Forum & Obesity Education Initiative )
5. Learn how to help yourself; get help with reducing the stresses in your life.
6. Get regular health screenings (this will help with early diagnosis of problems)
7. Become health care literate; learn about your body and how it works; take care of yourself.
- Salt and Cholesterol were identified as two of the significant problems with our diets.
- Lowering cholesterol and blood pressure are critical to maintaining good health.
- The doctors said there is a direct correlation between heart disease, diabetes and strokes. Two-thirds of people with diabetes will die of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
- It is important to know our LDL (bad) cholesterol #. Less than 130mg/dl is good for the
average healthy person; diabetics & people with heart disease 100mg/dl is best.
- The American Heart Association has a number of excellent publications that expand upon
the information provided in the program. One such publication is titled "Diabetes, Heart
Disease & Stroke." The American Stroke Assn is a division of the Heart Assn. Explore their
web site and learn a great deal more about heart health.
We at OneWorld, Inc. encourage you to spend some time on the web site for the American Heart Association and visit the Heart & Stroke Encyclopedia: www.americanheart.org
This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 12 September, 2009.