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Garden City Hospital is here to help. Now you can browse, search and view answers to frequently asked health questions. Have a personal health question you need answered? We can do that too! Simply submit your question and we will get it to the appropriate GCH health expert for an answer.
Ask the Experts is for general information purposes only. It should never be thought of as medical advice or treatment, nor should it be used in place of a thorough medical screening or an exam by a licensed medical professional. Medical advice should be sought from an emergency room, urgent care center, or licensed medical professional. If you need help finding a physician, use our online physician directory to locate a Garden City Hospital Health Expert that’s right for you.
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What role does diabetes play in heart health?
While diabetes is bad for men, it’s worse for women. Diabetes can greatly increase anyone’s risk of dying from heart disease, but heart problems are more likely to be fatal among ... read more
While diabetes is bad for men, it’s worse for women. Diabetes can greatly increase anyone’s risk of dying from heart disease, but heart problems are more likely to be fatal among diabetic women. In fact, complications due to any other health problems are more common in women. Because women usually develop cardiovascular disease at a later age than men, they may suffer from additional diseases or health issues that interfere with treatment or recovery. This means doctors may need to look beyond treatments they normally prescribe for male patients.