What Causes Cardiomyopathy in Women?

Q:

What causes cardiomyopathy in women? Are the risk factors for women the same with those for men?

A:

Both men and women can get cardiomyopathy, but some risk factors may play a bigger role in the development of heart disease in women while men facing lower risk from them. These risk factors may include:

Diabetes

Diabetes brings greater risk of cardiomyopathy in women than in men.

Mental stress and depression.

Generally speaking, women are more sensitive than men, so their hearts are affected by pressure and depression more than men’s.

Smoking. Smoking is a greater risk factor for cardiomyopathy in women than it is in men.

Menopause

Menopause leads to low levels of estrogen, which may pose a significant risk factor for developing cardiomyopathy.

Pregnancy complications

High blood pressure and diabetes are two complications during pregnancy. They can increase the risk of cardiomyopathy in the mothers. Additionally, pregnancy complications bring children higher risk of heart disease in the future.

 

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