Febuary is "HEART DISEASE AWARENESS" month! Get educated. Your heart is worth the effort!
WARNING SIGNS OF HEART ATTACK:
- Most heart attacks involve chest discomfort. It may last for several minutes or go away and come back. It may feel like pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.
-Discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Be alert to pain or discomfort in the arms, back, neck, jaw or stomach.
-Shortness of breath, with or without chest discomfort.
-Other signs may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea/vomiting or lightheadedness.
Every second counts. If you see or feel any of these symptoms, call 911.
RISK FACTORS THAT CAN'T BE CHANGED
-Age, Gender, Heredity
RISK FACTORS YOU "CAN" CHANGE
-Quit smoking, Keep cholesterol levels where they belong, Lower blood pressure through diet, exercise, and medications. Make smart food choices and Weight control.
For more information: heart.org American Heart association