Today – 8th March – marks a very important day…International Women’s Day! This day is celebrated all over the world, simply for the existence of women and the measures women have gone to in order to create equality and parity. It allows the world an opportunity to thank women for everything they do and all of the hardships they experience. Whilst letting women make even more of an impact on society today!

International Women’s Day is a fabulous opportunity to point out the true risks women face with heart health. Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is an extensive danger for women today. Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in women, worldwide. Women are three times more likely to die from heart disease than breast cancer. This statistic has been taken from the National Health Service (NHS). It is somewhat disheartening to discover that women who are from low or middle-income countries tend to be at a higher risk than those who are from higher earning countries, there should be equality for everyone!

Scientists revealed that heart attacks in women may have different symptoms and causes with some risk factors, even more dangerous than in men.

It’s rather eye-opening that all of these risks remain high to this day, yet women are still less likely to be prescribed medicines which will help healing or prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases. This statistic has been taken from the World Heart Federation (WHF).

Most women actually develop heart disease due to preventable factors, such as smoking, high cholesterol, diet, obesity and diabetes. This is why we need to use International Women’s Day 2016 in order to make women more aware of these high risk factors. There are several measures in which women can take in order to remain heart healthy and limit the risks of cardiovascular disease! As a women in today’s society, take a look at Noba’s blog articles at in order to increase your knowledge and awareness!


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