Women have many things to consider when getting divorced. Now, a new study shows that their health may be one more thing to worry about.
The study found that divorced women are more likely to have a heart attack compared to women who are married. The researchers looked analyzed adults for 18 years, including individuals who were married, divorced and remarried.
The researchers reported that women who were divorced had a risk of suffering a heart attack by 24 percent compared to women who were married or never married. The risk for suffering a heart attack increased up to 77 percent for women who have been divorced multiple times.
The risk for a heart attack is significantly higher for divorced women, but what about divorced men? The researchers reported that the risk for a heart attack increased by 30 percent for men who have been divorced two or more times.
The researchers said that the social stress of divorce could play a role in the increased risk of suffering a heart attack for divorced women. Studies and human experience shows that divorce can be very stressful and lead to poor heart health.
The study's finding is very interesting and is a serious issue that divorced women should be aware of. Understanding your risk for a heart attack and heart disease can help you discuss the issue with your doctor and take preventative actions to reduce your risk and help you live a healthier life.
The risk for heart disease and heart attacks is something all individuals getting divorced should consider. It is important to understand what will happen to your health insurance once the divorce has been finalized because it could significantly impact the type of medical care you will receive.
Divorce can impact all aspects of your life, including your health. Individuals getting divorced should work with an attorney to help them carefully plan for the future so they can live a happy and healthy life.
Source: Bustle, "Divorced Women Are More Likely To Have A Heart Attack, Says New Study, As If Ending A Marriage Isn't Stressful Enough," Kristine Fellizar, April 15, 2015