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Heart Disease: #1 Killer of Women in The U.S.
Take Control of Your Heart Health Today!
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. At Chapa-De, it is our goal to educate and inform you of the risks and help you take action at our Auburn health clinic and Grass Valley health clinic.
About 1 in every 4 female deaths are related to this condition. Almost two-thirds (64%) of women who die suddenly of coronary heart disease have no previous symptoms. Even if you don’t experience any symptoms, you may still be at risk.
Some symptoms may include:
- Heart Attack: Chest pain or discomfort, upper back pain, indigestion, heartburn, nausea/vomiting, extreme fatigue, upper body discomfort, and shortness of breath.
- Arrhythmia: Fluttering feelings in the chest (palpitations).
- Heart Failure: Shortness of breath, fatigue, swelling of the feet/ankles/legs/abdomen.
- Stroke: Sudden weakness, paralysis (inability to move) or numbness of the face/arms/legs, especially on one side of the body. Other symptoms may include: confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech, difficulty seeing in one or both eyes, shortness of breath, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination, loss of consciousness, or sudden and severe headache.
If you are experiencing any of these major symptoms, please call 911 immediately.
Risk Factors Include:
High blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol, and smoking are key risk factors for heart disease. About half of Americans (49%) have at least one of these three risk factors.
Several other medical conditions and lifestyle choices can also put people at a higher risk:
- Overweight and obesity
- Poor diet
- Physical inactivity
- Excessive alcohol use
Contact Chapa-De today for diabetes prevention care and attend one of our Health & Wellness Grass Valley events or Auburn events to receive tips on how to get proactive.
The centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer more tips on how to lower your risk here: https://www.cdc.gov/features/wearred/index.html
To reduce your chances of getting heart disease it’s important to KNOW YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE.
High blood pressure has no symptoms so it’s important to get checked regularly at one of our health clinics in Auburn or Grass Valley. Chapa-De offers affordable healthcare and Medi-cal and Medicare services.
- Talk to your healthcare provider about whether you should be tested for diabetes.
- Quit smoking.
- Discuss checking your cholesterol and triglycerides with your healthcare provider.
- Make healthy food choices.
- Limit alcohol intake to one drink a day.
- Lower your stress level and find healthy ways to cope with stress.
Join the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s effort to combat this disease during American Heart Month at: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/
For more information about American Hearth Month and what events are taking place, connect with the American Heart Association at: https://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/
Access the latest data and published research on heart disease and stroke from the Health and Human Services Million Hearts department at: https://millionhearts.hhs.gov/data-reports/index.html
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