The #1 killer of women is heart disease….not cancer. The American Heart Association launched the Go Red For Women campaign to create awareness of female heart health.
Knowledge is power; and prevention is key! Heart disease can be eliminated by eating a healthy diet, continuously exercising and not smoking. Plus, it’s important to learn the signs of a heart attack to prevent premature death.
*Signs of a Heart Attack:
-Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of your chest. It lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back.
-Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
-Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort
-Other signs such as breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.
-As with men, women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort. But women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting and back or jaw pain.
However, if you think something is wrong, go with your gut and call your doctor or 911 immediately. You are loved.
Today, band together with your mothers, sisters, best friends and fight heart disease one fabulous red outfit at a time!