Signs and Symptoms of Heart Disease In Women

Woman having chest pain - heart attack. On white backgroundCardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in women in the United States. Did you know that one in four women die due to cardiac problems? Yet, often we only hear about men having heart trouble. And even though it is just as much an epidemic in women, little research is done in this department.

What’s even more scary, is women are often times misdiagnosed after reporting their symptoms to a doctor. In fact, due to prejudices, their signs are often brushed off as anxiety or depression, so they are not receiving proper treatment because they are being misdiagnosed. Therefore, it is important to know the signs and symptoms of heart disease in women, the risk factors, who it effects, and how to improve your odds.

Do you have chronic jaw, neck and upper back pain? Unexplained nausea or vomiting? Dizziness or lightheadedness? Unexplained fatigue? Right arm pain? These may seem like minor aches and pains, but one or any of these symptoms could be a sign that you may have heart problems. Don’t brush these symptoms under the rug. If you experiencing any of these problems, it’s time to schedule an appointment with your doctor.

Many other diseases and risk factors can increase your odds of developing cardiovascular disease. Women who smoke are at an increased risk for heart attack and stroke, those who have diabetes are more susceptible to cardiac issues, as well as those with high stress levels.

Contrary to popular belief, heart disease does not only affect older people. Heart disease does not discriminate against age, race, religion or gender. You are never too young to have a heart attack.

How can you decrease your odds? First, hit the pavement. Walking just 30 minutes a day is all you need. Those who are physically active sharply decrease their odds of stroke and heart attack.

Second, if you smoke, quit now. Cigarettes are filled with harmful chemicals and smoking increases your blood pressure and can lead to high cholesterol.

Third, find ways to reduce your stress. Start meditating, or find a positive way to focus your energy.

Fourth, make sure you’re getting eight hours of sleep. Your body needs that time to rest and refuel, and without that time it can put added stress on you.

Fifth, maintain a healthy weight. Women who carry around excess weight are at an increased risk of heart disease.

Heart disease doesn’t have to be a death sentence. Getting informed and being proactive can help save your life or the lives of those around you.

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The Tips & Tools You Need For Unplanned Health Care

Mother Checking Temperature Of Sick Daughter Lying In BedCurious as to how you might handle unplanned health care for you and your family?

The beginning of the year is a great time to start creating an emergency plan focused around you and your families needs. Life tends to get hectic fast. The benefit of creating a plan gives you an advantage when unexpected things happen, as they often do. In times of emergency, you will be prepared and I have just the steps for you to take action.

How do you go about creating a plan? What should be on your check-list? Who should be chosen as your emergency contact? What should you expect in an emergency?

Your questions are important. That’s why I have scheduled a live webinar on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 2 p.m. Eastern to cover tips and tools for unplanned healthcare. Register Now.

Ready to prepare for unexpected health care? Tune into the webinar to learn:

  • How to create an emergency plan.
  • How to create a medical life list.
  • How to prepare for assisted care & recovery.
  • How to plan for unexpected childcare.
  • How to take care of a healing loved one.

You can bring your questions to the webinar or submit them in advance by email or on Facebook or Twitter.

 

 

30 Minutes for a Healthy Holiday Season

love, charity, holidays, children and people concept - smiling lI hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with loved ones and friends. The holiday season is officially upon us bringing with it the possibility of more germs, not to mention end of year health plan sign-ups and preparing for next year’s health care needs.

If it all feels like enough to drive you crazy, let me help you get through it all. Recently, I held a webinar called 7 Strategies to Keep Your Family Healthy this Holiday. Some of you let me know you couldn’t make it and because I know your schedule is probably jam-packed between now and the end of the year, I wanted to make it super easy for you to get this information.

This 30-minute webinar is now available as a recording. I will leave it up through the end of the year so you can watch it wherever you find a half hour—whether it’s your lunch break or at 5 a.m. before anyone else in your house is awake. You can watch it here.

At the end of the webinar I mentioned a coupon code making a special ebook set available—3 Easy Healthcare ebooks for $4.99. Included in the set are Before You Get Sick, Your Hospital Stay, and the What You Need First.

We have reactivated that coupon and will also make it available through the end of December. This coupon is basically getting you two free ebooks when you pay for one. Talk about a great holiday sale!

The free webinar recording and the coupon code will only stick around until December 31, 2015. Don’t miss it! Have a healthy holiday season.

Click here to watch the webinar recording

Click here to purchase the ebook setenter coupon code NOV2015THANKS