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Why heart attacks occur more often in men and what protects women's bodies - Cardiologist

Why heart attacks occur more often in men and what protects women's bodies - Cardiologist Illustrative photo (Freepik)
Author: Maria Kholina

There's a claim that men are more prone to heart problems, all because the female body supposedly has some built-in protection, according to cardiologist Natalia Ivaniuk.

Men are said to suffer more from heart attacks and strokes. According to the doctor, women are shielded from cardiovascular diseases by hormones - estrogens. "Men don't have that bonus," the cardiologist said.

Thus, in order to avoid heart attacks and strokes, men need to be more mindful of their health. It's not just about living long but living well.

Preventing a heart attack involves paying attention to one's lifestyle, which often falls short of ideal. Daily physical activity, a balanced diet, healthy sleep patterns, and stress avoidance are minimal yet essential care for the body.

Eight hours of sleep is crucial for the body's stable functioning. In such cases, the body receives everything necessary for recovery, immune support, and becomes stress-resistant.

Healthy eating is also vital for the body. An unhealthy diet is the leading risk factor for heart problems and the cause of every fifth death worldwide. High-salt and high-sugar products, trans fats, insufficient consumption of vegetables and fruits, and consequently, excess weight, all lead to arterial hypertension, ischemic heart disease, heart attacks, and strokes.

Overeating remains a pertinent issue for many. Apart from excess weight and harm to the cardiovascular system, it generally negatively affects health:

  • Overburdens the body
  • Can cause gastrointestinal problems
  • Disrupts sleep
  • Leads to feelings of tiredness and lack of energy

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