Women and Heart Disease ❤️
It’s February and that means it’s Heart Month. Wear red on Friday’s for ‘Go Red for Women’ which is showing your support for women and Heart Disease.
Facts on Women & Heart Disease:
❤️ Number 1 killer of women; 1 in every 3 deaths is from heart disease which equates to approximately 1 woman dying every 3 minutes from Heart Disease.
❤️ Heart disease kills more women than men.
❤️ Kills more women than all cancers combined.
❤️ It can hit you at any age.
❤️ 64% of women who died suddenly from coronary heart disease had no previous symptoms.
❤️ Women’s symptoms are different than men’s:
- Shortness of breath
- Pain or discomfort in jaw and or upper back
- Extreme fatigue
- Dizziness or feeling lightheaded
If you’re having any of these symptoms get to the closest emergency room. If you are indeed having a heart attack time is crucial in getting to a hospital system.
How to help prevent heart disease:
- Know your family history
- Don’t smoke
- Keep blood pressure under control
- Manage your blood sugar
- Lower your cholesterol
- Lose or manage your weight
- Eat healthy
Are you ready to take action and get healthier? If you need help with where to begin contact me, and I can help put you on the right path.