The Silent Killer

Women are much more likely than men to die of a first heart attack and women under 50 are three times more likely. Sounds troubling isn't it? Stroke is often thought of as an old man's disease but more women die from it due to some factors. Birth control pills, hormone therapy and pregnancy put us at risk. Cardiologists say that heart disease starts early, with the earliest building blocks of a heart attack forming in your teens and early 20s.

It is important to know the signs of a heart attack. Chest pain or discomfort is the most common symptom and it is the same for men and women. But women are slightly more likely to have subtler warning signs: Upper body pain [ in the arms, back, neck, jaw or stomach], Shortness of breath, Breaking out in a clod sweat, Nausea or Vomiting, Light-headedness.

For a healthier heart, you better start moving. Thirty minutes or more of walking at least 5 times a week will not only help you manage your weight. It can also boost your mood and get your heart working more efficiently.


Mommy's Little Corner

1 comment:

Ann said...

HI LIza! Thanks for the reminder. Minsan kasi sa sobrang kabisihan di napapansin ang health.

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