7 Things Women Need to Know About Heart Disease Now

Heart disease is the number one killer of women. Here are seven things you need to know to lower your risk of heart disease (8 Photos)

Juhie Bhatia on Feb 13, 2013 at 3:07PM

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7 Things Women Need to Know About Heart Disease Now

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Down in the Dumps?

Depression has been associated with early signs of heart disease, and it can worsen your chances of survival once you have heart disease. One reason may be that it's harder to maintain a healthy lifestyle when you're down, although it’s also possible that depression may cause physiological changes, such as heart rhythm problems, that are bad for the heart.

Unfortunately, women are 2 to 3 times more likely than men to suffer from depression, according to the National Women's Health Resource Center. So seek out treatment if you notice symptoms of depression, such as a loss of interest in your daily activities, feeling hopeless, or unexplained changes in weight or appetite.

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