Women Who Have Type 2 Diabetes Have More of A Link To Coronary Heart Disease

According to a statement made by the American Heart Association, AHA for short, women who have Type 2 Diabetes are at a much greater risk then men are for developing coronary heart disease.

People in general, who do have Type 2 Diabetes are more prone to have heart trouble, and this risk of heart disease is much of a greater risk for happening to women then it is for men. This conclusion comes from detailed research conducted on the subject. These previous research results do strongly indicate one thing. This thing is that women have a clear increased risk of cardiovascular problems than their male counterparts do.

The AHA’s report, which was published in the journal called Circulation, does claim the following. Women who have Type 2 Diabetes may have to clearly take more preventive steps to lower their risk for getting heart disease and stroke. These preventive measures may include having to engage themselves in more physical activity that is frequent and intense in nature. They must also adjust their personal food diets to be more healthy and balanced, as well, in addition.

This statement released by the AHA does make note of the following about women with Type 2 Diabetes. They are:

*They may have heart attacks a lot earlier in life than men do on the average
*They are more than likely to die from a first heart attack than a man will
*They may be less likely to keep their blood pressure under control than a man
*They may be less likely to go under procedures such as an angioplasty to clear out a blockage in their arteries
*They may be less likely to be on any cholesterol-lowering meds, statins, or medication to help lower blood pressure

The AHA report did touch on black and Hispanic women with Type 2 Diabetes at being a much greater risk of developing coronary heart disease compared to men. Furthermore, it has been established, that women do get Diabetes Type 2 based on variances that are sex-specific in description. These sex-specific variances can be all about polycystic ovary syndrome and gestational diabetes.

Dr. Judith Regensteiner, who is from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, had the following to say on the subject of women with diabetes and coronary heart disease. “Cardiovascular disease may be more of a deadly thing for women with type 2 diabetes than that of men.”

“While we are yet to figure out the inherent hormonal differences between men and women, and just why, they do greatly affect risk. We do know and understand one thing. This thing is that some existing risk factors for heart disease and stroke do affect women differently than it does men. There are disparities in just how these risk factors are treated.”

“In order to improve health equity in both women and men with some form of diabetes, we need to readily understand, and try to improve both of the biological reasons for these disparities. Also, to be able to, successfully control cardiovascular risk factors equally in both women and men.”

What the AHA did acknowledge was that further research was indeed required on the subject. Women with type 2 diabetes do need to be assessed personally. Because they do tend to react differently to some medications, just why they are at a much higher risk for cardiovascular disease then men are, and why women from particular ethnic backgrounds seem to have a much greater risk than other women do.


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