Anybody Wanna Save A Heart?




Matters of the heart are becoming awfully serious for young women between the ages of 29 and 45, according to The New York Times. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, reports The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and not cancer as typically assumed.

Unlike men, women aren’t crippled with outrageous chest pains as the signs of a heart attack. Rather, they experience “discomfort in the neck, jaw, shoulder, upper back or abdomen, dizziness, nausea, right arm pain, shortness of breath, and sweating or unusual fatigue.” However, a majority of the time, women brush off these heart-stopping symptoms. And even when they do consult a physician, doctors sometimes fail to treat the risks aggressively.

As daunting as the rising numbers of cardiovascular diseases are, most risks are self-inflicted habits that can be lowered and/or adjusted for better, healthier living. Take to heart these lifestyle changes that could truly prevent your ticker from a tragic end.

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