Go Red for Heart Health! Learn the Warning Signs ...

Rock the Red!

February 1, 2019

 Friday 2/1! #GoRedforWomen #WearRedDay in honor of #HeartHealthforWomen! Many times we take care of everyone in our lives, but ourselves. Be sure to take a 'Self-Moment' each day. Check how you are doing? We can give so much of ourselves & our Love to others, but we forget to Love ourselves. Be sure to take notice of the warning signs that our Heart may not be doing what it's supposed to. If ignored, it will go off.. Heart -Attack, Stroke .. making our health even worse, and many times taking us away from our family & friends sooner than necessary. 

My Aunt Hazel who lived a mostly Happy 81 years before she left my family had a Heart Attack  in her early 70s. She had been really tired, and had some strange pains in her chest, that were coming & going, but thought nothing of it. She mowed her lawn, and decided she needed to take a nap. After a couple of hours, she didn't feel better. In fact, her chest felt tighter. She called her doctor, and he said call 911 it sounds like you are having a Heart Attack. She got to the hospital in time before her attack took over her body and then her life. She ended up having pretty much a full recovery, but she was lucky.  Any longer if she survived she would have had damage that couldn't  heal.  Don't ignore your body when it feels weird, strange ... pains... here are signs & symptoms  to remember. Get help if you experience these. Don't wait for it to go away. It won't ... 

Signs and Symptoms of Heart Attack
If you have any of these signs, call 9-1-1 and get to a hospital right away.

  • Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of your chest.
    It lasts more than a few minutes or goes away and comes back.
  • Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
  • Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort.
  • Other signs such as breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.

As with men, women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort. Women are more likely than men to experience other common symptoms too such as shortness of breath, nausea / vomiting and back or jaw pain.

Signs and Symptoms of Stroke
If you have any of these signs, call 9-1-1 and get to a hospital right away.

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden trouble seeing or blurred vision in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause

Don't ignore the warning signs of a Stroke. Things do not get better. Going through the experience 5 years ago with my Daddy Maurice who had several mini-Strokes that eventually took him away from me. He had warning signs that he ignored for a long while until it couldn't be ignored. 

Click here to learn more about Heart Health. Make a commitment to take better care of yourself w/ healthier eating, exercise and rest.  I need to work on all of those things myself. I'm right there w/ you! 
Spreading the word, but I also need to take what I'm spreading and use it to better my health too! 

Rock Your Red! Spread the Love of Better Heart Health for us al!