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National Wear Red Day For W

National Wear Red Day

Friday, February 2, 2018

 

National Wear Red Day is a movement that raises awareness on the importance of heart health for women. The heart is one of the most important organs in the body. Its job is to pump blood to all of the organs, tissues, and cells in your body through blood vessels in the circulatory system. The blood delivers the oxygen and nutrients that the body needs and removes waste from the body.

Every 80 seconds, a woman dies from heart disease, yet 80% of these events are preventable with lifestyle changes (American Heart Association). Many symptoms of heart disease go unnoticed; therefore, it is important to visit your doctor for regular checkups. Some signs of heart disease include: 

  • Pain in the shoulder, jaw, neck, or back
  • Shortness of breath
  • Lightheadedness
  • Chest pains
  • Dizziness
  • Confuson
  • Headaches
  • Cold Sweats
  • Fatigue / Tiredness
  • Nausea / Vomiting

The earlier heart disease is treated the better chance you have of preventing a heart attack or other heart related conditions from occurring. Here are some tips to prevent or delay heart disease:

  • Exercise
  • Eat Healthy
  • Don’t smoke
  • Limit alcohol consumption
  • Manage stress
  • Take prescribed medication for other related diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, etc.
  • Know your numbers; cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index

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