Hello friends. Today I have a special post for you. A large part of my job, a nurse in the community, is to bring awareness to different health issues. Today, February 5, 2016, is the AHA's National Go Red For Women Day and I would like to take this opportunity to advocate for heart disease prevention.
Please visit goredforwomen.org for more information on what you can do to help reduce your risk, or the risk of a loved one! All of the following information is from their website.
The Go Red Campaign by the American Heart Association was started in 2003 to bring attention to the fact that heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year- more than all cancer deaths combined. Heart disease remains the number one killer of American men and women. The good news is that it is 80% preventable. Here you can find a quick read on some very interesting statistics.
Not all women will have the same symptoms for heart disease, and warning signs in women are not the same as the warning signs you see in men.
It is important that we know what the risk factors, and signs and symptoms for heart disease are, so that we may know what to stay away from, what we can and cannot change, and what symptoms to look out for.
There are all kinds of healthy tips on the website, including what you can do to prevent heart disease, heart healthy recipes, and heart healthy exercise tips.
Don't forget there are also a number of ways you can also get involved for the cause, become an advocate, or donate!
Thank you so much for reading!