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Women and Heart Disease

Heart Diseases are faced in both men and women. But for Women symptoms and risk factor varies. If unique symptoms of women are understood, the risk of heart disease can be reduced. Most commonly observed heart attack symptoms for women. The usual one is of pain, pressure or discomfort in the chest rarely women may have the heart attack without any symptom. The other symptoms unrelated to chest pain Neck, jaw, shoulder, upper back or abdominal discomfort, Shortness of breath, Pain in one or both arms, Nausea or vomiting, Sweating, Lightheadedness or dizziness and Unusual fatigue. The chest pain as pressure or a tightness because women tend to have blockages not only in their main arteries but also in the smaller arteries that supply blood to the heart — a condition called small vessel heart disease or coronary microvascular disease


Heart disease risk factors for women: The traditional risk factors are high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and obesity: Diabetes, Mental stress and depression, Smoking, Inactivity, Menopause, Broken heart syndrome, certain chemotherapy drugs and radiation therapy for cancer, Pregnancy complications. To reduce their risk of heart disease, Quit or don’t start smoking, Exercise regularly, Maintain a healthy weight, Eat a healthy diet that includes whole grains, a variety of fruits and vegetables, low-fat or fat-free dairy products, and lean meats, and Avoid saturated or trans fat, added sugars, and high amounts of salt. The above-mentioned factors reduce the condition for Heart Disease and Heart Surgery.

The Regular exercise, maintaining the body mass index (BMI) reduced the risk factors. For few women, routine use of daily aspirin therapy to prevent heart disease in low-risk women younger than 65 years old isn’t recommended by American Heart Association (AHA). The intake of aspirin without doctor recommendation is not welcomed.

Dietary Fat Linked To Pancreatic Cancer


A high-fat diet may advance the development of pancreatic cancer independent of obesity because of the interaction between dietary fat and cholecystokinin (CCK), a digestive hormone. In addition, blocking CCK may help anticipate the spread of pancreatic tumors to other regions of the body (metastases). CCK is released by the small digestive tract and is related to obesity. Dietary fat triggers the secretion of CCK; those who follow a diet high in immersed fats often have high levels of CCK. Past research has appeared that obesity and high-fat diets both together and independently increase the chance of pancreatic cancer. CCK too controls recovery that takes place after partial surgical removal of the pancreas. Pancreatic growth and regeneration occur through the interaction of CCK with CCK receptors, proteins that tie to CCK to produce a physiological reaction.

Identification of pancreatic cancer risk factors is of great significance since few people survive long after the determination. Pancreatic cancer is the 4th driving cause of cancer passing within the world. Impact of high unsaturated fat utilization epidemiologic literature on dietary fat intake and pancreatic cancer risk is conflicting, with a few studies finding an expanded chance of pancreatic cancer with higher total fat or saturated fat utilization and others appearing an expanded or reduced hazard of pancreatic cancer with higher particular saturated and monounsaturated fatty acid intakes. Other studies show no association with pancreatic cancer risk some studies have moreover appeared a positive affiliation for animal fat intake generally and particularly for fat from red meat and dairy. Dietary fat intake is especially challenging to study in relation to pancreatic cancer given the expanded undetectable stage of tumorigenesis and the dietary changes that can occur during this pre-diagnostic, but progressively symptomatic period. Studies that account for changes in dietary practices in the years prior to diagnosis are required to address the problem of reverse causation. The affiliation between fat intake and pancreatic cancer risk in a large, prospective cohort of men and women.

Men and women who consumed high amounts of total fats have 53% and 23% higher relative rates of pancreatic cancer, respectively, compared with men and women who had the least fat consumption. Excess body fat is one of the strongest components increasing risk for pancreatic cancer. Low-fat diet decreased the chance of pancreatic cancer among a targeted bunch of postmenopausal, obese women. Low-fat diet is especially viable in reducing pancreatic cancer hazard in overweight and obese postmenopausal women.

I QUIT SUGAR! Making Sense of Sugar

We have probably heard a million times that sugar affects our system, but still it’s worth repeating. Added sugars in our diet is the worst ingredient that we include in our regular decorum, as it contains whole lot of calories (Sucrose, Fructose) with no essential nutrients. This is the reason it’s called Empty Calories. There is an increasing pressure on various studies to make a move to completely stop the consumption of sugar for a healthy metabolism, as sugar indirectly causes Obesity.


Sugar nevertheless is found in the form of many sources. The natural sugars are found in the foods like Milk (Lactose), Fruits and Honey. These are also called as Free Sugars while
other set of Sugars is the Artificial or Added sugars which are high risk when consumed.
World Nutrition and Health Professionals recommend only to an extent of 5% of the added or natural sugar intake in our daily diet. Children can be limited of up to only 19gms of Sugar in their diet. When we consume a greater amount of Sugar (10% – 15%) it leads to nutritional deficiencies and it also causes the bacteria in the mouth and often results in tooth decaying. Sugar also overloads your liver. Sugar becomes an addiction for many, which causes immense pain, nausea, and flu-like symptoms during abrupt withdrawal. Continuous sugar consumption leads to accumulation of fats and liver deposits which leads to problems. The consumption of limited added sugars and the natural sugars from fruits doesn’t give any risk of fat accumulation.


Sugar can cause insulin resistance, which causes cardiovascular risk, obesity, diabetes and other health complications. Studies reveal that insulin resistance is associated with sugar consumption. Studies also warm that high consumption of sugars lead to the risk of cancer. Sugar addictions can be compared to drug addiction as it releases the hormone Dopamine. It causes a 60% chance of obesity risk in children and adults. The source comes from the daily sugar included diet and sugar sweetened beverages. Not surprisingly, people ultimately become overweight and obese. Now the only thing one can do is cut off sugar in every single bite. It’s the Sugar not the fat which is causing the Cardio-vascular effects. Evidences show the effect of fructose on the metabolism leading to cardio risk.

The only thing one can do is to eliminate the usage of 80% of the processed foods, limiting the amount of fructose in your diet. Control your Dopamine and stop your cravings and say NO to Sugar. The best way to avoid high sugar is to pick up Fruits with high water content which are low in sugar. Do not substitute artificial sugars in your Tea or Coffee as latest studies revealed a whole lot of risk of cancer and other Health problems with the addition of artificial sugars in our diet. Keep an eagle eye on all the nutrition and Sugar labeled canned foods for the Sugar.