What are the causes of death in males? The leading cause of death in males is cardiovascular disease. And women know this, because we women take care of our men throughout life. And we also know why they get sick.
A few years ago, through a program of the argentinean heart foundation, we conducted a survey on a representative sample of 600 women from the metropolitan area of Buenos Aires, on the basis of risk factors. And 80% of the women knew that conditions such as: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes or smoking,.
Increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. And 90% of respondents knew that chest pain is a warning sign of a heart attack. As well, most of them knew behaviors that help prevent or control heart disease. Then, we asked them:.
what is the leading cause of death in females? As you can see, more than half of them said that cancer is. Particularly breast cancer. However, what do women actually die of? In Argentina, 1 of 3 women dies of cardiovascular diseases. More deaths than if we add up the deaths.
From all types of cancers, accidents and hiv. This data is collected by the Ministry of Health, and shows that, since 2007, in Argentina, more women than men have died of cardiovascular disease. Today, 135 women. And another one in the next 11 minutes.
I am a cardiologist who, since 2006, has been committed to fighting two realities. The first one: without doubt, cardiovascular disease represents a major health issue for women. The second one: most women ignore that information and they have a perception that differs widely from reality.
Cardiovascular disease risk factors, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sedentary lifestyle, stress, overweight; are they the same for both? It seems so; however, this is not necessarily true. If we talk about overweight, it is not the same in women than in men. In men, fat concentrates in the belly;.
Whereas in women, it settles around the hips. And for the heart, the fat settling around the hips may be more harming than abdominal fat. On the other hand, the impact risk factors have also differs by gender. For example: diabetes.