Womens Health

Heart Attacks: What Women Need to Know

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Generally, women don't talk much about heart attacks. 

After all, it's a man's disease, isn't it?

Not any more...

According to the American Heart Association:
 
1 in 3 women have some form of heart disease. 

Cardiovascular Disease is the #1 killer of women.

 WE MUST PROTECT OURSELVES!

5 Simple Steps To Prevent Heart Disease:

  • QUIT SMOKING
  • EXERCISE 30 MINUTES MOST DAYS OF THE WEEK
  • EAT HEART HEALTHY: More Fish-n-Veggies; Less Meat-n-Dairy
  • WAIST MANAGEMENT: Women 32.5" Men 35"
  • GET REGULAR HEALTH SCREENINGS

Significant symptoms prior to heart attack include:

  • Unusual fatigue
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Shortness of breath
  • Indigestion
  • Anxiety, feelings of impending doom or unusual nervousness

Significant symptoms during heart attack include:

  • Shortness of breath and/or inability to catch your breath when waking up
  • Weakness
  • Unusual fatigue
  • Cold sweat, clammy sweat
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Chest pain, could also include back pain and/or deep aching and throbbing in one or both arms
  • Fluttering or rapid heartbeats, palpitations
  • Feeling of heaviness, such as pressure-like chest pain between the breasts that may radiate to the left arm or shoulder

Some of you were my friends and/or trainees when I was a trainer at Curves in Katy, TX. Well, this week I'm going back to Curves because I know it works - I lost almost 30 lbs in 2006. So before that lost weight creeps back on, I'm getting back in the program as a trainee this time! I encourage you to find a friend and get started. It's more fun that way!

Let's not allow poor health to sneak up.
Let's be proactive... together!
Guard your heart above all else, 
for it determines the course of your life.
~ Proverbs 4:23 NLT