Prevent Heart Disease: 4 Heart-Healthy Tips for Women to Start Now! by Donna John

Prevent Heart Disease: 4 Heart-Healthy Tips for Women to Start Now!

Think only men have heart disease? According to the FDA, heart disease is the leading cause of death for women. Here are four tips from the FDA to help you make good decisions about your heart health! 

  • Eat a Heart-Healthy Diet: Choose "low salt" or "low sodium, limit trans fats and cut back on sugar. 
  • Manage Your Health Conditions: Take your medicines, if you have diabetes check your blood sugar levels, and get your blood pressure and cholesterol tested. 
  • Get the Facts About Aspirin: Ask your health provider if you should take low-dose aspirin. 
  • Know the Signs of a Heart Attack: The signs of a heart attack can be different for woman than men. Symptoms include chest pain, pain in your upper body, shortness of breath, cold sweat, unusual tiredness, dizziness and feeling sick to your stomach.

Learn more about each of tips here

Always call 9-1-1 if you think you are having a heart attack!

The information on is for informational and entertainment purposes only, and should not be considered medical advice. The information provided through this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, and is not a substitute for professional care. Always consult your personal health care provider.

Chef Gigi
Scary - always good to have a reminder on what to look for thanks for this post
Donna John
Yes, it is, says the person who keeps putting off scheduling the stress test her doc wants her to have. Tomorrow! Chef Gigi Gaggero
Dr. Shayna Mancuso
So important!
Donna John you should not have told me that about your Strees test! ;)
Elisa Schmitz
Thanks for the tip, Donna John! Now please go get your stress test because I'm stressing out that you haven't had it yet!!

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