Today is the day set aside as National Wear Red Day to help raise awareness of cardiovascular disease which is the cause of one in every three female deaths.
Risk factors for heart disease in women include…
- high cholesterol
- high blood pressure
- Stress and depression
- Metabolic syndrome — a combination of fat around your abdomen, high blood pressure, high blood sugar and high triglycerides
- Low levels of estrogen after menopause
Heart disease is the number one killer of women and here are some of the signs women should look for…
- Neck, shoulder, upper back or abdominal discomfort
- Shortness of breath
- Nausea or vomiting
- Lightheadedness or dizziness
- Unusual fatigue
Take your heart health seriously by making an appointment with your physician and join together with women across America to promote awareness today by wearing red.