Would you be surprised to know the #1 cause of death for women is heart disease? It kills about 12 times more women annually than breast cancer. For years we believed heart disease was a “guy thing.” Now we know better.
Unfortunately, the medical profession has been slow in providing up to date, accurate information on heart attack symptoms in women. Our symptoms are different.
It often takes longer for women to be diagnosed. We may have symptoms we and even our doctors do not recognize as a heart attack. Learn the symptoms of heart attack in women. If you are having symptoms of a heart attack call 911 and say “I am having symptoms of a heart attack.”
After losing my mother to heart disease almost two years ago this has become an important issue for me. So important that in addition to my yearly heart health post in February from now on there will be a Women’s Heart Health Thought every month.
Remember heart disease in not just a guy thing. Educate yourself. Spread the word. Promote research and awareness.
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