Do you know the leading killer of American women? The answer is heart disease; however, according to results from a 2019 American Heart Association (AHA) survey, only 44 percent of women know that fact. Since awareness is a key to prevention, that’s a staggering statistic—even more so because it’s down from 65 percent of women polled in the AHA’s 2009 survey.
- – Results showed decreased awareness of both the warning signs and risk factors for heart disease, heart attack and stroke.
- – Heart disease awareness was lowest among young women (ages 33 and below) and black and Hispanic populations.
- – Among women, warning signs of heart attack include dizziness, shortness of breath, nausea, cold sweat and chest pressure or pain.
Lloyd PerraultFebruary 19, 2021 at 11:38 am
In addition to heart disease awareness, it would be helpful to publish information about the preventative benefits of a whole food, plant based diet.
Roper St. Francis HealthcareMarch 24, 2021 at 9:55 pm
Thanks for your feedback. Here is an article you may find interesting: https://housecallsmag.com/2020/01/15/fuel-your-health/
Nancy NashFebruary 15, 2021 at 1:42 pm
I have dizziness and chest pain occasionally. I feel pretty healthy and walk about 8,000 to 11,000 steps each day. I am very careful about my diet and avoid all fatty foods. I am 78 and weigh 116 lbs. I don’t eat meat. I see my doctor once each year. Am I at risk for a heart attack or stroke?
Roper St. Francis HealthcareMarch 24, 2021 at 9:53 pm
You should discuss your risks with your doctor.