Take Care of Your Heart

The stereotype for women is that they are always taking care of others before themselves. And for many women this is true.

While cancers are more commonly thought of as a threat to our health, heart disease is the number one killer of women.

Oprah, Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, everyone, is telling us to take care of ourselves. But do we really do that? Do we know how?

ABC just published an article saying that heart attacks are difficult to detect in young women. Heart attacks do happen to young women, and when they happen, it is important to recognize it and get yourself to a hospital quickly!

According to Kaiser Permanente, there are a few important things to note when you think you may be having a heart attack. For a full list, click on the link, and otherwise, here are a few symptoms:

  • Chest pain lasting for more than 5 minutes
  • Pain in the shoulder, neck, back, jaw, and more
  • Fainting
  • Nauseousness
  • Rapid and/or irregular heartbeat
February is American Heart Month. Do something wonderful for your heart today, jump on a trampoline, ride a bike, enjoy a laugh with friends. Ladies, we need to take this very seriously. Be mindful of your health and share this information with the women in their life. It just might save them.