Dr Oz: African America Women Risk for Heart Disease Doubles
Dr. Oz revealed ways women can lower their risk for heart disease, including getting a good night’s sleep and drinking one cocktail every day. He also says that knowing your family history is important and that keeping a bottle of Aspirin in the medicine cabinet could save your life during a heart attack.
Dr Oz: Heart Disease Risk Factors
Dr. Oz revealed the startling statistic that African American women have double the risk for heart disease than other women. Even though risk factors like smoking and high cholesterol affect all women regardless of race, there are a few that put black women at an increased risk for heart disease.
- Physical inactivity
- High Blood Pressure
These additional risk factors, on top of the ones that everyone else has, put African American women in danger. What concerns Dr. Oz the most is that only 1 in 5 black women believe they are at risk for heart disease.
Dr Oz: Does Love-Making Lower Blood Pressure?
Many women will like to hear Dr. Oz’s next advice that could help their heart to live longer. He says experiencing the big “O” just two times per week will strengthen your heart because it actually lowers your blood pressure. Dr. Oz says while it is a little awkward to talk about, he feels it is important to discuss the correlation between something we enjoy and how it can lower blood pressure and prevent heart disease.
Dr Oz: Snoring Heart Disease Warning
Do you or someone you care about snore when sleeping? If so, it could be a red flag for a heart problem and should not be ignored.
Dr. Oz: Salt Increases Risk for Heart Disease
How much salt would you say you consume on a daily basis? Dr. Oz says many people do not realize just how much they are putting in their bodies while increasing their risk for heart disease. Packaged foods are extremely high in sodium, so it is important to read the labels and know what you are eating aside from the salt you sprinkle on your food.
Losing just ½ teaspoon of salt daily can take pressure off your heart. Do this by eating less processed foods and by putting less salt on the foods you prepare.