Mention the term "heart disease" and most people picture an overweight, middle-aged man. Yet the reality is that heart disease is the number one killer of women in North America, accounting for a third of all deaths in women and far surpassing the prevalence of breast cancer.
Cardiologist Dr. Martha Gulati and holistic pharmacist Sherry Torkos separate the facts from the many myths surrounding heart disease and offer the latest information on both the conventional medical approach and the role of natural medicine in understanding this illness. Saving Women's Hearts examines the unique gender differences for women and provides valuable insight into the screening procedures, diagnosis, treatment options, and most importantly, prevention of heart disease. Written by the leading experts in this field, this practical guide covers:
How the heart works and the various types of heart disease
Why heart disease is different and unique for women
The known and emerging risk factors for heart disease
What you need to know about tests and screening procedures
Medications - the good, the bad, the ugly, the noteworthy
Nature's Pharmacy - the role of vitamins and other supplements
Nutritional strategies for better heart health
The latest exercise guidelines for women
The impact of stress and practical tips on managing stress
The role of sleep and heart health
And much more...