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Friday, February 5, 2016
If you are seeing a lot of red today, It's because the
American Heart Association asks everyone to wear red in order to raise
awareness for heart disease in women. Here are a few facts about heart disease:
Go RED day
was designed to promote healthier lives for women of all ages.
1 in 3
women are affected by heart disease in the U.S.
million American women are living with heart disease.
have shown that after menopause, women have an even higher risk for heart
disease. Estrogen seem to promote better cholesterol profiles.
first year following a heart attack women are 40 percent more likely to die
In the six
years following a heart attack, women are twice as likely to have a second
event as compared to men with similar disease.
The risk factors for heart disease are the same in both men
History of Heart Disease
Your health is your responsibility. Always address your concerns with your
healthcare provider. If you don't feel like they are adequately addressing you
needs, then take your life and money to someone who will.