Heart disease and women- Prevention, diagnose and symptoms. February 1-7 is the National Women Heart week. How is your heart?
I always grew up knowing the importance of heart disease especially in men. My beloved and missed grandfather died of a heart attack at 65 almost 15 years ago and I still remember it like if it was yesterday. He had several strokes before and doctors could not saved him this time dying peacefully in bed. Heart disease still puzzles every one including doctors. There is still research to be done on the genetic implications of heart disease and according to most studies I am at risk that is why i really want to control my weight, keep my strength up and my cholesterol down. However in all of these I did not mention one of the most important factors for heart disease and is Stress! Stress it is absolute the main cause for heart disease causing cholesterol bubbles in our bodies to blow up in the arteries a forming clots leading to a higher risk for a heart disease. I speak extensively about this in my book Super Body, Super Brain.
To read my previous blog speaking about heart disease and cholesterol click here : Bill Clinton’s Heart scare: Keep Your Brain Young: Cholesterol Deposits may be killing your heart and aging your brain
In the last ten years we are seeing how women they are experiencing massive scary numbers for heart disease Many doctors miss misdiagnose heart attack in women because of the difference symptoms including: short of breath
According to the Cleveland clinic Women report symptoms prior to having a cardiac event, although these are not typical “heart” symptoms. In a multi-center study of 515 women who had an acute heart attack (MI), the most frequently reported symptoms were unusual fatigue, sleep disturbances, shortness of breath, indigestion and anxiety. The majority of women (78 percent) reported click here for more information
Symptoms of a Heart Attack
Women are less likely to recognize the symptoms of a heart attack and seek treatment right away. For more information on heart attack in women, click here
According to the American Heart Association The most common symptoms of heart attack in women are 2:
- – SUDDEN NUMBNESS OR WEAKNESS OF THE FACE, ARM OR LEG, ESPECIALLY ON ONE SIDE OF THE BODY
– SUDDEN CONFUSION, TROUBLE SPEAKING OR UNDERSTANDING
– SUDDEN TROUBLE SEEING IN ONE OR BOTH EYES
– SUDDEN TROUBLE WALKING, DIZZINESS, LOSS OF BALANCE OR COORDINATION
– SUDDEN SEVERE HEADACHE WITH NO KNOWN CAUSE
-Work on achieving an ideal weight
-Exercise regularly -Cardio and strength training
-All the ones above will help you tackle one of the biggest enemies: stress!
This exercise of the week will help you with your heart, your muscles and your circulation!