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28 Feb 2014

Drinking Alcohol And Regular Sex Can Reduce The Chances Of Heart Disease In Ladies

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of female deaths in the world and here are little ways we can avert this problem since the symptoms in women are extremely different from the ones we see in men.

1.  Quit Smoking: It’s not known much but most smokers die from heart disease long before they get lung cancer. There are fewer smokers these days but the number of women who quit has risen. Smoking tends to create blood clots, decreases the level of good cholesterol, makes it harder to exercise and can raise your blood pressure temporarily.

2.  Sex: Any exercise is essential for your heart, including sex. Sex is a significant form of exercise and it’s also recommended that you get at least 30 minutes a day moderate exercise whether it’s in the gym, neighborhood or even in your bedroom. Exercise lowers your blood pressure; helps you lose weight, increases your good cholesterol, reduces your bad cholesterol and increases your insulin sensitivity.

3.  Get Some Sleep: Sleep is not just downtime: you need seven to eight hours a night to be well rested. It’s a way your brain forms new pathways to help your memory. If you don’t get enough sleep, your body constantly produces adrenaline and stress hormone to keep you awake, that means your blood pressure and heart rate doesn’t slow down as well. Also know that you produce cytokines when sleeping, which helps your immune system fight infections and chronic inflammation.

4.  Drink Away: If you do drink, it’s suggested that one alcoholic beverage is enough, any more can stress your heart, drinking in excess is bad. It’s either 12 ounces of 80-proof spirits or one ounce of 100 proof spirits. This is not just limited to red wine which does have heart-healthy antioxidants. It is evident that a drink can increase levels of “good” cholesterol and protect against artery damage. Alcohol can also help you relax.

5.  Visit Your Doctor Often: Regular screening can catch risk early and prevent problems down the road. Tests should be done with reference to your age, amount of exercise you get, how great your diet is and your family history and it’s suggested that everyone starts monitoring heart by age 20.

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