Saturday, February 12, 2011
This last week has been a big challenge for my family,my mother in-law had a heart attack .She is doing better,thank God ! But it really made me think ,woman never take care of themselves, we always put others ahead and we are last on the list,or like me not on the list at all . We are all guilty of this ! Come on ladies we need to get informed and take better care of ourselves,we can't care for our loved ones if we are making ourselves sick and unhealthy .We have all preached to our children how important it is to take good care of our bodies,eat the right things and exercise and take care of our health.Then here we are last on that list or not at all . I wanted to post some helpful things for us to know what to look for in this kind of situation ,because my Mother in-law had know clue what was wrong, if she was alone she might not be here now thank God for the friends she had with her and they knew the signs of a Heart attack,and got her the help she needed . Lets be aware ladies and lets take better care of ourselves,any day we wake up and feel good is a GREAT day .Live longer to Love longer, God Bless ! :0)
A Woman's Heart: Symptoms of Heart Attack
Every year hundreds of thousands of women die as the result of a heart attack or other cardiovascular disease. What many people, including many healthcare professionals, don't realize is that the symptoms of heart attack in women are often different than in men. Women are more likely to experience nausea, dizziness, and anxiety as symptoms that indicate a heart attack.
* Chest pain-may also include back pain and/or deep aching and throbbing in one or both arms.
* Breathlessness and/or inability to catch your breath when waking up.
* Clammy sweating.
* Dizziness--unexplained lightheadedness, possible blackouts.
* Anxiety--unusual nervousness, feelings of impending doom.
* Edema--fluid retention and swelling usually of the ankles or lower legs.
* Fluttering--rapid heartbeats, palpitations.
* Nausea--gastric upset.
* Feeling of heaviness, such as pressure-like chest pain between the breasts that may radiate to the left arm or shoulder.
Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in women and it is the most preventable cause of death. Women should pay particular attention to these symptoms and seek immediate advice from a healthcare professional if these symptoms occur.
The following tips can help lower your risk of heart disease:
* Maintain a regular schedule of aerobic exercise
Eat heart-healthy meals, and if you are overweight, lose weight
* Drink in moderation--if at all
* If you smoke--quit!
Posted by Laura at 4:58 AM