Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association’s national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women.
This year, the American Heart Association is focusing on heart disease in women. The campaign is called “Go Red for Women”. Their goal is to provide life-saving information to women at every point in their lives. They’re also increasing medical research that is sex-based, because heart disease is different for men and women. For instance, chest pain is less common in women with heart disease, but women can also experience pain in the jaw as a symptom.
Heart disease causes 1/3rd of women’s deaths each year. There are a number of causes for heart disease in women, all of which you can learn about on the Go Red for Women website.
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You can control some of your risk factors. If you can’t control a factor, make sure your doctor or cardiologist knows about your risk factors so you can make sure to balance your life around your risk factors.
Most people think a heart attack is when people clutch their chest and start gasping for air – but there are a few more ways you can identify a heart attack:
If things feel off, better safe than sorry – call a doctor. Some symptoms of a stroke may feel like heart attack symptoms as well, notably:
If you’re experiencing any of the issues above, or have concerns about your heart health, visit Weirton Medical Center today!