Cardiovascular diseases kill approximately one woman every 80 seconds. Go Red for Women advocates for more research and swifter action for women's heart health.
By wearing red on Friday, Feb. 7, the American Heart Association hopes to raise awareness of cardiovascular diseases in women.
Today we are wearing #Red as a part of Go Red for Women, the @American_Heart national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women.— Bridget Condon (@BridgetABC11) February 7, 2020
Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute. pic.twitter.com/XBBcIRm04J
According to the American Heart Association, 64 percent of women who die from heart disease showed no previous symptoms. So it's important to have regular checkups with your doctor and to keep your blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, and body mass index in safe ranges.
Another thing you can do it keep an eye out for the following symptoms, which sometimes happen before a heart attack:
- Shortness of breath
- Nausea and vomiting
- Back and jaw pain
- Abdominal pain
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