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February may be American Heart Month, but our commitment to your heart health doesn’t end there. As always, you can count on us for heart-smart advice all year long.
Enjoy these helpful tips to keep your ticker ticking smoothly!
Heart disease now kills more women than men. In fact, it’s the number one killer of women, causing one in three deaths every year. That’s more deaths than from all forms of cancer combined. Plus, once a woman develops heart disease, her prognosis is typically worse than a man’s.
One reason for the high death toll may be because women experience a heart attack differently than men. That’s why it’s essential to learn the early signs, which may not include chest pain.
For women, the symptoms are more likely to manifest as shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, and pain in the back or jaw. Other symptoms such as dizziness or fainting and pain in the lower chest or upper abdomen may also be present, as well as extreme fatigue. If you experience such symptoms, get qualified medical help immediately. Don’t let your false assumptions cost you your life.
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