If you search cardiovascular health for women on Google you will obtain 17 million results. Search breast health for women and you will obtain almost 41 million results. Almost 2.5 times more results for breast health over cardiovascular health for women, yet American women are 4 to 6 times more likely to die of heart disease than of breast cancer.
This is not to say that breast cancer information isn’t important or to discount all the work done to bring this to the attention of our society. It’s vitally important.
But so is targeted information for cardiovascular health for women. This information is so important that it has the potential to save even more lives than any other health education program, especially when there is a natural solution.
Cardiovascular Health for Women Could Save Millions of Lives!
So I’m on a mission to educate women in this area. A mission that has the potential to save millions of lives from the number one cause of death for both men and women worldwide.
As I was gathering information for this article I came across the following quote from Kofi Annan, the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize Winner:
“When women thrive, all of society benefits, and succeeding generations are given a better start in life.”
What a profound and true statement. Women are caregivers to their family, friends, and eventually to themselves. I would like to educate you in this area of cardiovascular health for women so that you can take care of yourself as well as your family and friends. Together we can help save millions of lives from cardiovascular disease and illness. We can help them live vibrant and healthy lives by paying attention to the core problem of most cardiovascular disease.
I’ve always found the best place to start any journey is at the beginning. We need to see where we are at to better understand where we need to go. Here are some startling statistics from a wide variety of experts in the area of cardiovascular health for women.
According to FamilyDoctor.org:
- Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women over 65 years of age.
- Heart disease kills more women over 65 years of age than all cancers combined.
According to the Mayo Clinic:
- Although heart disease is often thought of as a problem for men, more women than men die of heart disease each year.
According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality:
- Experts estimate that one in two women will die of heart disease or stroke, compared with one in 25 women who will die of breast cancer.
Cardiovascular Health for Women Starts With The Endothelium!
The message is clear. It is time to pay attention to cardiovascular health for women. Most people think we need to place our attention on heart health. While this is important, it is not the root cause of most cardiovascular disease. According to the American Heart Association 2004 Heart and Stroke Statistical Update, arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis accounted for nearly 75% of all deaths from heart disease.
Arteriosclerosis is hardening of the arteries. Atherosclerosis is plaque formations building up inside the vascular system. Cardiovascular health for women really centers on your vascular system more than your heart. The key to your vascular system is the health of your endothelium.
What! You’ve never heard of the ENDOTHELIUM!
It doesn’t surprise me since most people have never heard of this organ. Yet the 1998 Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to three American researches that discovered how this organ converts an amino acid called L-arginine into nitric oxide, which is the master signaling molecule for your entire cardiovascular system. You could not live without nitric oxide and it’s your endothelium that controls its production. Both are critically important if we are to achieve improvements in cardiovascular health for women.
Please join me for my next article as I help you discover this Nobel Prize Winning Science about an organ that actually controls most of your cardiovascular system. It’s the key to saving a million lives. It’s the organ that needs attention if improved cardiovascular health for women and their loved ones is to change the health of America and our world.
Together we can share how cardiovascular health for women could save a million lives!
Dan Hammer has a background in biology, chemistry, and exercise physiology. He used to run one of the largest health club operations in the Chicago area and has been helping people with their wellness issues for more than 25 years.