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Women’s Heart Health—Assess Your Risk

Some of your habits or traits can increase your chances of developing a heart problem. Take a look at the factors listed below to see how your heart is at risk:

  • Are you 55 or older?
  • Are you under 55 and have had early menopause or a hysterectomy with the removal of your ovaries?
  • Do you smoke?
  • Have you been diagnosed with diabetes?
  • Do you have high blood pressure (greater than 149/90)?
  • Are you 20 pounds or more over your ideal weight?
  • Do you exercise fewer than three times a week?
  • Do you have a father or a brother younger than 55 with heart disease?
  • Do you have a mother or a sister younger than 55 with heart disease?
  • Is your cholesterol level (measured within the last five years) greater than 200mg/dL-or do you not know your cholesterol level?

If you said yes to two or more of these questions, talk to a doctor at ECMC. You can discuss your concerns and work together to ensure a heart-healthy future.

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