The #1 KILLER Your Doc Hasn’t Told You About
As we age, we women have a lot to worry about.
I’m talking about sagging and wrinkles… bone loss… and don’t even get me started on menopause.
But there’s one incredibly serious risk that many women aren’t thinking about.
It’s actually the number-one killer of women in America today.
One of your doctors is in a position to spot this disease YEARS before it takes hold… and while you still have time to do something about it.
The only problem? This doctor probably isn’t warning you at all.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death among American women.
A brand new advisory released by the American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has discovered a way to catch and stop heart disease early.
And, believe it or not, it starts with obstetrician-gynecologists (OB-GYNs).
You see, some indicators of heart disease show up decades before a cardiac event – and your OB-GYN is in a good position to spot them.
I’m talking about hormonal issues, polycystic ovary syndrome, and previous pregnancy complications – which all raise your heart disease risk down the road.
For instance, the pregnancy complication preeclampsia has been linked to a heightened risk of cardiovascular disease years later.
Additionally, polycystic ovary syndrome, menopause, and medications that affect women’s hormone levels can damage the health of your blood vessels and heart.
The AHA and ACOG advise OB-GYNs and their patients to communicate about heart health during annual wellness exams.
Many senior women continue to see their OB-GYNs every year, even after menopause.
So during your next visit, ask your OB-GYN if you have any problems that may increase your heart disease risk.
You may be surprised… and you may have a chance to spot lingering issues early.
Fighting For Your Health,
Executive Director, Alliance For Advanced Health