Heart disease develops when a waxy substance called plaque builds up inside your coronary arteries. The buildup of plaque in your arteries causes a reduction in flow of oxygen-rich blood to your heart, leading to potential heart attack and damage to your heart.
According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular diseases and stroke cause 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds. Ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for heart disease or stroke.
- Work-life balance
- Postmenopausal state
- Emotional distress
- Lack of physical activity
- Metabolic syndrome
- Taking birth control pills
- Undergoing hormone replacement therapy