Heart Health

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of women’s deaths in the United States (around one-third), and according to the American Heart Association, more women than men die of CVD. While heart disease death rates among men have steadily declined in recent years, rates among women have fallen at a slower rate.

Although there are a variety of risk factors for heart disease, lifestyle is an area in which the patient can directly influence. Foods that are high in fiber, whole grains, and fish oils have been found to be helpful, as well as limiting sodium and avoiding trans fats.

“Women’s Guide to Heart Health: New Strategies for Reducing Risk from A(ctivity) to Y(oga)” by UCSF cardiologist Dr. Rita Redberg.

Mind Your Heart: Stress, Mental Health and Heart Disease by UCSF’s Dr. Mary Whooley


Please visit our Appointments page to schedule a visit with one of our Integrative Women’s Health specialists.



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