Heart Disease is the leading cause of death for all women, worldwide.

The good news is that it’s preventable.

Risk Factors You Can't Change

Some factors do increase your risk of heart-related issues, and unfortunately not much can be done about them. But that’s ok! It is important to know what they are and understand how they affect other factors that can minimise risk.

Age and Family History

Your age and family history is a strong indicator of your own personal risk.

Gender

Women experience atypical symptoms and are often less diagnosed than men.

Ethnicity

Research shows that some ethnicities have higher risk of heart-related issues than others.

Risk Factors You Can Change

There are a number of modifiable risk factors that you can change to better your heart health, and most are connected! Learn more by clicking on each one.

Smoking

Smoking is the single biggest risk factor of heart disease.

Alcohol Intake

Excessive and binge drinking contribute to heart issues in the future.

High Blood Pressure

Knowing your numbers is crucial in assessing heart risk.

Diabetes/Blood Sugar

Depending on your Type, diabetes is a modifiable risk of heart disease.

High Cholesterol

High cholesterol comes from your body and the food that you eat.

Obesity/Weight

Excess weight contributes to not only heart disease risk, but risk of other related conditions.

Physical Inactivity

Inactivity and sedentary behaviour can make the heart weaker.

Mental Health/Depression

Being mindful of your mental health is an important way of minimising risk.

High Stress Levels

Too much stress can take a toll on the heart working properly.

So, what can I do about it?

Download our Heart Health Checklist to
address the most important questions about your health.

Access our Family Histree resource to understand the likelihood of possible heart issues in your future.

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In Australia, 1 woman dies of heart disease every hour. In the UK, that increase to 1 women every 10 minutes, and in the US, 1 woman every 80 seconds.

Her Heart has pledged to decrease the number of heart disease related deaths by 50% by 2025. Seeing as though heart disease prevention is at 80%, this target should be achievable!

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