Wednesday, 2 May 2018

World Cardiology 2018
Session on Women Heart Health, Hormones, and Heart Disease

Cardiovascular disease is one of the main causes of death among women, accounting for nearly 50% of female deaths. Statistics show that women on average develop cardiovascular disease 10 to 15 years later in life than men; this is largely due to the protective effects of natural estrogen. As long as women are having regular menstrual cycles, they enjoy a significant, although not absolute, level of protection. Naturally produced estrogen provides protective benefits and is linked with lower levels of LDL ("bad") cholesterol and triglycerides and higher HDL ("good") cholesterol. When a woman's estrogen production falls in her late forties to early fifties, she begins to lose her hormonal advantage.
A decline in the natural hormone estrogen may be a factor in heart disease increase among post-menopausal women. Estrogen is believed to have a positive effect on the inner layer of artery wall, helping to keep blood vessels flexible. That means they can relax and expand to accommodate blood flow.

Menopause does not cause cardiovascular diseases. However, certain risk factors increase around the time of menopause and a high-fat diet, smoking or other unhealthy habits begun earlier in life can also take a toll. Women should take care of their heart through regular exercise and good nutrition and by eliminating unhealthy habits like smoking, which may contribute to early menopause, increase the risk of blood clots, decrease the flexibility of arteries and lower the levels of HDL cholesterol.
To get the nutrients one should follow a dietary pattern that emphasizes:
  • fruits, vegetables,
  • whole grains,
  • low-fat dairy products,
  • poultry, fish and nuts,
  • While limiting red meat and sugary foods and beverages.
Women should aim for a 120 minutes of physical activity each week to help prevent heart disease, and an hour daily for a weight loss program, depending on individual needs. Walking, cycling, dancing or swimming like activities that use larger muscles at low resistance are good aerobic exercises.

29th World Cardiology Conference scheduled to be held during November 19-20, 2018 at Edinburgh, Scotland would cover a broad session focusing on Women Heart Health. We invite all the academic leaders, educators and, clinicians as well as for experts and scholars of higher education from all over the world to con-vane and share novel ideas for healthy heart life.

For more details visit our website:

Ellena Stewart
Program Director
World Cardiology 2018
Phone no: 1-702-508-5200 Ext: 8033
World Cardiology Conferences
47 Churchfield Road
London, W3 6AY, UK
Fax: +442030041517
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1 comment:

  1. Hey, this Session on Women Heart Health was great. It is necessary that all the women know about their heart’s health. I also have been trying my best to keep myself healthy from heart, mind and body. Regularly go for the checkup at the private health care center. Now just having a thought to get family health insurance too from them.