Women and Heart Disease ❤️❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

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:

  1. Nausea/vomiting 

  2. Shortness of breath

  3. Pain or discomfort in jaw and or upper back

  4. Extreme fatigue 

  5. 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:

  1. Know your family history

  2. Don’t smoke

  3. Exercise

  4. Keep blood pressure under control

  5. Manage your blood sugar

  6. Lower your cholesterol

  7. Lose or manage your weight

  8. 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.

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