Broken Hearts

Not so long ago, most of us thought of heart disease as a man's problem. But today - not so!

Did you know that one in four women in the U.S. will die from heart disease? Today, heart disease is the number-one killer of women.

February is Heart Month. This is maybe a good time to be aware of some things that may put us at risk for heart problems:

  • Fat around our abdomen
  • High blood pressure
  • High blood sugar
  • High triglycerides
  • Stress & depression
  • Smoking
  • Low levels of estrogen

Scary - yes. But the good news is we can control this!

Lifestyle changes (yes, including the dreaded exercising) are a must! Eating a healthful diet is also important. But there's even more help with new medicines and surgical procedures.

If you haven't already done so, make that annual appointment and be sure to talk to your doctor about your heart health!

About the Author...
Pat Persaud
Pat Persaud received her Bachelor of Arts degree at Morningside College, in Sioux City, Iowa, and majored in English, with an emphasis on British Literature.
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