Heart to Heart

February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day to all!

Now, ladies, let’s have a heart to heart. The most important gift you can give to yourself, to your family and to all who love and depend on you is to take care of you.

Make your health a priority, especially your heart health.

It’s shocking to learn that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, claiming more lives each year than all forms of cancer combined.

Women are so used to toughing it out, but it is important to recognize the signs and symptoms of both a heart attack and stroke. A heart attack doesn’t affect all women alike, and the warning signs for women may not be the same as in men.

The American Heart Association is a good resource for information. I encourage you to spend just a few minutes reading the information they share, and then talk to your doctor. Visit: https://www.goredforwomen.org/en/about-heart-disease-in-women/signs-and-symptoms-in-women