With yesterday’s snow storm you may not have gotten out much, but if you had you may have noticed a lot of women wearing red for National Red Dress Day.
Heart disease remains the #1 Killer of men and women world-wide. Heart (cardiovascular) disease includes high blood pressure, heart attack (myocardial infarction,) abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia,) congestive heart failure (CHF,) stroke (cerebrovascular disease) and more.
February is ‘National Heart Month.’ Wear red this month to help bring awareness to heart disease, risk factors, and prevention. ‘Get your red on’ all month-long.
Recognize Warning Signs of a Heart Attack. Symptoms of a heart attack can be different in men and women (more subtle at times) and may include –
- Chest pain or discomfort
- Pain in the upper body such as the neck, jaw, upper back, or arms
- A squeezing feeling or tightness in the chest
- Difficulty breathing
- Nausea or vomiting
- Dizziness or light-headedness
If you are experiencing symptoms of a heart attack, call 9-1-1 immediately. Don’t delay. Don’t drive yourself to the hospital. As they say – “Time is heart.” “Time is brain.” This means that the faster you act, the better you heart and brain function can be preserved.
The Good News – Heart disease is largely preventable and controlled. Ask your doctor about your risk factors, prevention and treatment. In the meantime, take steps for a healthier you!
- Stop smoking.
- Manage blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes and stress.
- Exercise regularly.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- Eat healthily.
- Avoid or moderate use of alcohol.
Mention this post for FREE Blood Pressure Screening and FREE Smoking Cessation Consultation during the month of February at Dreamtime Wellness™ for FOB. Call 978-283-4258 to make an appointment.
~ Live Each Day With a Grateful Heart. ~