Heart Facts That All Women Need to know

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Oct 27, 2014

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Heart is a crucial organ and even though you may think you know all about it and what it does, these interesting facts are sure to have not got your attention before.
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    It is Crucial for your Heart

    Heart is the most important organ in the human body. Human heart has incredible ability to keep all the activities going and to keep the various organ functions normally. Do you think you know all about this organ? Here are some really interesting facts about the human heart that you did not know before. Image Courtesy : Getty

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    It is a Beating Machine

    In general, females typically have faster heart beats than males. On an average, women have a heart rate of 78 beats per minute while men have a heart rate of 70 times a minute. In an average lifetime, the human heart will beat more than 2.5 billion times. Image Courtesy : Getty

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    Heart Diseases take more Lives than Other Diseases

    Heart diseases is the number one killer among women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. On an average, heart diseases claim the lives of more women than breast cancer and lung cancer combined. More women die within one year of a heart attack as compared with men.Image Courtesy : Getty

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    Heart Beats 100,000 Times in a Day

    Human heart beats about 100,000 times in a day and sends 2,000 gallons of blood throughout the body. Any type of damage to the heart or its valves can result in reduced pumping power. This reduced pumping power forces the heart to work harder to keep up the body’s demand for blood. Image Courtesy : Getty

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    It Never Gets Tired

    Human heart is one of the most crucial organs for life. The importance of its task makes it a true workaholic. Your heart does the most physical work of any muscle during a lifetime. Image Courtesy : Getty

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    It is a Tiny Wizard

    With the amount of work your heart does, it may sound like a huge organ, but it is just as big as your wrist. It keeps the blood flowing throughout the 60,000 miles of blood vessels and feeds your body's organs and tissues. Image Courtesy : Getty

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    It feeds 75 Trillion Cells

    The human heart has to feed almost all of the body’s 75 trillion cells except the corneas that don’t need blood. You may not even realize it but every part of your body somehow depends on your heart. Image Courtesy : Getty

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    It Pumps Up Life

    The heart never takes a break from it primary function of pumping blood throughout your life. Ever thought how much would that be? During an average lifetime, your heart pumps about 1 million barrels of blood which would be enough to fill more than 3 super oil tankers. Image Courtesy : Getty

     

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    It starts Young

    The human heart starts beating right at the fourth week of conception. The ‘thump thump’ sound is generated by the closing of the four valves in the heart. So your heart has been working since much before you even opened your eyes. Image Courtesy : Getty

     

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