Saving Women's Hearts
How You Can Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease With Natural and Conventional MedicinesBook - 2011
Mention the term "heart disease" and most people picture an overweight, middle-aged man. Yet the reality is that heart disease is the number one killer of women in North America, accounting for a third of all deaths in women and far surpassing the prevalence of breast cancer.
Cardiologist Dr. Martha Gulati and holistic pharmacist Sherry Torkos separate the facts from the many myths surrounding heart disease and offer the latest information on both the conventional medical approach and the role of natural medicine in understanding this illness. Saving Women's Hearts examines the unique gender differences for women and provides valuable insight into the screening procedures, diagnosis, treatment options, and most importantly, prevention of heart disease. Written by the leading experts in this field, this practical guide covers:
- How the heart works and the various types of heart disease
- Why heart disease is different and unique for women
- The known and emerging risk factors for heart disease
- What you need to know about tests and screening procedures
- Medications - the good, the bad, the ugly, the noteworthy
- Nature's Pharmacy - the role of vitamins and other supplements
- Nutritional strategies for better heart health
- The latest exercise guidelines for women
- The impact of stress and practical tips on managing stress
- The role of sleep and heart health
And much more...
Baker & Taylor
A cardiologist and a holistic pharmacist provide the latest information on heart disease in women, including the known and emerging risk factors, the available tests and screening procedures, medications and why heart disease is different in women than in men. Original.
Written by leading health experts, Saving Women's Hearts examines the unique heart risks for Women, including symptoms, screening and diagnosis procedures, treatment options and preventative measures that every woman can take.
"A remarkable compendium that covers the A to Z of women and heart health like no other book does. Women should have this book close at hand whenever a question arises about how to restore or preserve heart health." Clyde Yancy, MD, FAHA, FACC, FACP, Chief of Cardiology, Northwestern University
"This book provides useful, credible and lifesaving information to all the women in our lives. Saving Women's Hearts, white directed primarily at women, will likely also have a beneficial impact on men who live with women, as they approach preventive heart diease strategies together." C. Neol Birey Merz, MD, FACC, Cedar Sinai Medical Centre, Los Angeles
"Saving Women's Heart is a must-read for all women with heart problems or who are at heart risk. It should be a standard text in all cardiology departments. The authors have extensive experience in the field, which shows in this well-written, comprehensive and informative book."-Leonard Sternberg, MD, FRCPC, Women's College Hospital, Toronto