Friday, 22 June 2012

WOMEN AND WHY HEART DISEASE

Heart Disease Affects Men More Than Women:
Wrong. Heart disease is the number one killer of women, responsible for more deaths than all forms of cancer combined, yet only 55% of women are aware of this fact, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). More women than men have died of cardiovascular disease than men since 1984 according to the AHA.

The basic Female body comes with the following accessories: garter belt, panty-girdle, crinoline, camisole, bustle, brassiere, stomacher, chemise, virgin zone, spike heels, nose ring, veil, kid gloves, fishnet stockings, fichu, bandeau, Merry Widow, weepers, chokers, barrettes, bangles, beads, lorgnette, feather boa, basic black, compact, Lycra stretch one-piece with modesty panel, designer peignoir, flannel nightie, lace teddy, bed, head. Heart? Health?

Less than half of women know what are considered healthy levels for cardiovascular risk factors like blood pressure and cholesterol. “It is critically important for women to understand that heart disease is not a ‘man’s’ disease,” says Mary Ann Bauman, MD, Medical Director for Women’s Health and Community Relations at INTEGRIS Health in Oklahoma City, and spokesperson for the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement. “Women need to know that it can happen to them.”

Men renounce whatever they have in common with women so as to experience no commonality with women; and what is left, according to men, is one piece of flesh a few inches long, the penis. The penis is sensate; the penis is the man; the man is human; the penis signifies humanity.

Women Don’t Have Heart Attacks: Wrong again.
“The ‘elephant in the room’ is the misconception that women don’t have heart attacks,” says Dr. Bauman. “They may recognize that others are at risk, but don’t think it can happen to them. They also ignore symptoms sometimes for weeks. Women are very quick to call 911 for someone else but won’t call for themselves thus delaying the time to treatment of an acute event.”

Every person is the builder of a temple, called the body, to the god she worships, after a style purely her own, nor can she get off by hammering marble instead. We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and blood and bones.

Women and Men Have the Same Heart Attack Symptoms:
Women are more likely to die after their first heart attack, and many believe it’s because women aren’t familiar with female heart attack symptoms, which differ from men’s: “Women can have typical symptoms of chest pressure, shortness of breath, sweating, etc. but surveys show that less than one third of women have chest pain before a heart attack. Women may have jaw, back or arm pain and/or a decrease in exercise tolerance as signs of heart disease,” says Dr. Bauman.

When human beings have been fascinated by the contemplation of their own hearts, the more intricate biological pattern of the female has become a model for the artist, the mystic, and the saint. When mankind turns instead to what can be done, altered, built, invented, in the outer world, all natural properties of men, animals, or metals become handicaps to be altered rather than clues to be followed.

Women’s and Men’s Hearts Are Identical:
Men’s plaque distributes in clumps, whereas women’s distributes more evenly throughout artery walls, according to The Women’s Heart Foundation (WHF). “This difference results in women’s angiographic studies being misinterpreted as ‘normal.’” In addition, women’s hearts and arteries are smaller than men’s.

Women comprise only 24% of participants in all heart-related studies, according to the WHF, which may also contribute to the higher death rate, since treatment that works for men may not necessarily work for women. 42% of women who have heart attacks die within one year, compared to 24% of men, according to WHF. Some attribute this disparity to the fact that women tend to be 10 years older than men when they have a heart attack, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), and are therefore more likely to have other conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and congestive heart failure.

The human body has two ends on it: one to create with and one to sit on. Sometimes people get their ends reversed. When this happens they need a kick in the seat of the pants.