BREAKING WELLNESS NEWS Study reports: Women die more of heart attacks than men because they don’t want to be a bother to anyone

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According to an article over at My Daily News

A study reports: Women die more of heart attacks than men because they don’t want to be a bother to anyone (7 ODD ways to improve your self esteem).

Women are two times as likely as men to experience death due to a heart attack due to the simple reason that they are scared of bothering someone or fear of embarrassment (if wrong) a new study finds.

Although women are way less likely than men to have heart attacks in the first place, they are still twice as likely to die from them

The article goes on to say that a report by the American Heart Association attributed this phenomenon  to a women’s hesitation to go to the hospital as soon as they feel a heart attack is happening.

The study said they hoped the findings would alter the way women view their health needs and how health institutions view women.


Stress and Heart Attacks:  What is the Link?


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Enduring too much stress (GUARANTEED STRESS MELTER), for too long a period of time, takes a toll on your heart.

If you find yourself often stressed out, and you don’t have ways to manage and counteract it, you are way more prone and likely to have heart disease, high blood pressure, chest pain, or irregular heartbeats.

Stress, in and of itself, is a problem when not checked and is chronic. It heightens your blood pressure for one. It is not healthy for your body to constantly be exposed to stress hormones particularly  cortisone for prolonged periods of time.

Many Studies have linked stress to changes in ways that blood clots, which makes a heart attack a lot more likely.

The way you deal with stress matters greatly. If you react to stress in unhealthy ways like smoking, overeating, or not getting the proper amounts of exercise you in turn compound the problem.

If, on the other hand, you exercise on a consistent basis, interact socially with others, and and find other healthy activities, in despite the stress endured, it will make a difference in way you feel (emotions) and in your body.



Grappling with the Stress Monster:  6 Things you can do


women heart attacks1.) Change what you can to lower your stress. Be proactive. Be conscience of stressors in life and action to make it better.

2.) Accept that there are some things you cannot control. Some things may have to wait. Some things may time. You know. Just being aware of this is a step in the right direction.
3.) Before you agree to take something on or do something, mentally weight whether you can really do it. It is fine to say no to requests that will create more stress to your life. Clean out and de-clutter situations that aren’t helping.
4.) Stay connected with people you love. This is a magic elixir that can’t be “stressed” enough.
5.) Make it a habit to relax and unwind every day. Whether it is reading a book, listen to your favorite music (how easy it is with you-tube), meditate, pray, do tai chi, write in a journal, or talk a walk. Do them all!
6.) Exercise daily. No excuses. You can burn melt a good deal of your stress and be in a great state of mind (hormone induced) to tackle your challenges and problems.

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