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At the Metabolic Research Institute in West Palm Beach, we utilize clinical studies and research trials to find cures and solutions for a variety of health problems that Americans are coming across more frequently, such as diabetes, high cholesterol, and heart disease. When we work on these cases we have the bigger picture in mind, and because of that, we want to provide you with some of the primary causes of heart disease in women. With this information, we hope that you’ll make an effort to take precautionary actions in your own life!

For those of you who may not know what heart disease entails, heart disease affects the blood vessels and cardiovascular system. From there, a process called atherosclerosis begins; this is when plaque builds up in the walls of your arteries, making it difficult for blood to flow through. This process can create blood clots and can cause a stroke or heart attack.

Heart disease can take shape in other ways too. Another form of heart disease is heart failure or congestive heart failure, which means that your heart is still working, but it isn’t receiving enough oxygen or pumping blood the way it should be. An arrhythmia or abnormal heart rhythm is another form of heart disease. When this form of heart disease takes place, your heart is either beating too fast or too slow. When this happens, your blood flow is affected because the heart is lacking the ability to consistently pump the amount of blood your body needs.

90 percent of women have at least one risk factor for developing heart disease in their lifetime, and 1 in 3 of these women will die each year from heart disease. This means that a woman is more likely to die of heart disease than cancer. Talk to your doctor about the risks of heart disease that you may have, and how you can take action to preventing it from happening to you.