High blood pressure (hypertension), high blood cholesterol levels, overeating and stress are commonly thought to be male problems.
However, the statistics now suggest that women are actually at greater risk.
Blood circulation problems and cardiovascular disease kills more women than men in the UK per annum. Each year over 82,000 women die from these problems in contrast to 79,000 men.
These problems are now the biggest killer of women in the UK. According to Dr Jane Flint, women tend to get heart disease five to ten years later than men.
Dr Jane Flint, a consultant cardiologist, has been treating women with heart disease for over twenty years.
She says it is younger women who are increasingly at risk from these problems. In fact, women under 50 with heart problems are faring worse than older women.
Apparently, the problem is exacerbated by the fact that younger people do not realise that they have a problem. Even medical professionals can dismiss the idea because their age makes it unlikely.
Dr Flint told the BBC that “All women should be aware of the risks and accept they are vulnerable.”
There are a number of risk factors for coronary heart disease and stroke. The main ones centre on lifestyle and how we look after our bodies.
Being obese, eating unhealthily, cigarette smoking, drinking alcohol and stress can all give rise to an unhealthy heart. Lifestyle factors are a substantial contributing factor towards hypertension, cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Nevertheless, it is a complex issue. At Hypnotension, we have discovered that there are at least 13 distinct lifestyle aspects involved in reducing blood pressure levels. Along with the obvious ones, like weight reduction, stopping smoking, increasing exercise and diet, we also deal with things like stress, shame, responsibility, rage and losing control, to mention just a few.
If somebody has got high blood pressure, it is a sign that perhaps one or more of these lifestyle factors need to be addressed.
The Hypnotension programme allows people to reduce high blood pressure naturally by concentrating on the emotional and lifestyle factors at the centre of the problem.
Treatment solutions are provided by a Certified Hypnotension Practitioner, who is a hypnotherapist specifically trained to pinpoint the lifestyle factors that cause and sustain high blood pressure.
Image Credit: © zagandesign – Fotolia.com