Dr Oz: What Women Need to Know About Heart Disease
Dr Oz wanted to spread the word about Heart Disease far and wide, so he enlisted the help of social media to get the job done. Here is the advice he shared on social media networks like YouTube, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter. Keep reading to learn about the increased risk of Heart Disease for African American women.
- Seven to eight hours of sleep protects your heart, “and it’s free!”
- Dropping just 10 pounds reduces your risk of heart disease.
- Laughter can actually relax your arteries.
- One alcoholic drink a day can strengthen your heart.
- Aspirin can be a last-minute heart attack lifesaver.
- Knowing your family history is the key to your healthy future.
Dr Oz: Things Every Woman Needs To Know About Heart Disease
Michaela and Stacy talked with Dr Oz about their concerns surrounding heart health. African American women have double the risk of contracting heart disease. Doctor Oz had his assistants stand next to a volcano representing a blood vessel.
Dr Oz: African American Women’s Heart Disease Risk
High Cholesterol and Smoking are Heart Disease risk factors that affect all races. But Physical Inactivity, according to Dr Oz, is more of a risk for African American patients when it comes to Heart Disease.
Other risk factors for African Americans might include Diabetes, Obesity, and High Blood Pressure. Additional risk factors can cause your blood vessels to be overworked, or in the case of Dr Oz’s onstage experiment, they can cause the volcano to erupt.
“What scares me is that only one in five African American women thinks that she is at risk,” Dr Oz said. He suggested that everyone help to spread the word so that others can watch out for their own health.
Dr Oz: Intimacy Lowers Blood Pressure
There is a new tool that can fight against Heart Disease. He surprised everyone by pulling out a personal massager. How can it lower your Heart Disease risk?
Reaching personal satisfaction, alone or with a partner, lowers your blood pressure and can make your heart live longer, even if you do it just twice per week. Who said that heart health cannot be fun?
Dr Oz: Snoring Heart Health
Snoring is actually a heart health risk factor. If you or a loved one snores when you sleep, that is something to watch out for, because it is a red flag for Heart Disease.
Dr Oz: Lower Your Salt Intake
One of Dr Oz’s audience members said that she puts salt on everything she eats, except for cereal. What you might not know about salt is that you are getting more than you realize.
Eating just a 1/2 teaspoon less of salt each day can improve your heart health. Be sure to watch out for sodium content that is added to processed or packaged foods.