WOMEN – DID YOU KNOW YOU ARE AT RISK !
Heart Health is NOT just a mens’ health problem – Cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer of women!
Heart Disease is Now a Major Woman’s Disease
- More women die of heart disease then men
- Women have a greater chance of dying of a heart attack than men
- Women more likely to die after a heart attack
- More women than men die of cardiovascular disease each year
- Women are less likely than men to receive appropriate treatment after a heart attack
- Heart disease is the leading cause of death of American women, killing more than a third
- Heart and vascular disease kills more women than were claimed by cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and accidents combined.
Take Ownership of Your Health
Know Your CASP
CASP – Central Aortic Systolic Pressure.
For more than a century brachial blood pressure has been the standard for measuring cardiovascular risk and hypertension. The latest most accurate method to get an individual’s blood pressure is measuring their central aortic systolic pressure (CASP). To measure an individual’s CASP in the past took a very expensive and invasive process by doing a cardiac catheterization until NOW. New to the market is a device that is accurate, affordable, non-invasive and simple enough to be used in a home or clinic setting.
Central Aortic Systolic Pressure (CASP), it has been shown in many studies to be the strongest independent risk factors for stroke, heart attacks and the likelihood of survival after such an event. This is the blood pressure at the root of the aorta or the largest artery in the body, as the blood is being pumped out of the heart. CASP has been shown to be an important factor in the relation to strokes and cardiovascular events, more so than the brachial pressure or the pressure at the arm commonly
Figure: CASP- the pressure at the root of the Aorta (largest artery of the body) as it emerges from the heart
Know Your Genetics / DNA
Some of the leading causes of cardiovascular and heart issues can be your genetics. I bet you didn’t know that tiny variations in your DNA can profoundly affect your cardiovascular and heart health!
Disadvantaged genes can be detected using what is called SNP testing. Gene variations that can cause obvious and seriousblood pressure and cardiac problems are found in many gene tests along with with other profound health issues. The SNP stands for single nucleotide polymorphism, which is a small common variation in your DNA. There are some SNPs that can affect the health of your heart, arteries, brain, healthy cholesterol levels and your ability to fight toxins and free radicals.Snp’s such as MTRR, MTHFR, TNF-ALPHA, PON-1, NQ01, ApoB, and CYP11B2 can affect how our bodies function towards optimal health including the health of your cardiovascular system. With nutrition customized to your DNA, especially to your disadvantaged DNA you can optimize support of your heart and more!
Some gene variations can also affect how well our bodies detox. This is so important because our immune systems are under constant siege working 24/7 to destroy the impurities in the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink, and the chemicals we put on our skin. Other SNP’s affects how well we fight free radicals, a key cause of premature aging, damage to breast tissue, prostate, eye tissues, and cause of mutations which can be harmful to you, all of which can affect your cardiovascular system.
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