While heart disease is a serious health concern for both men and women, rates of heart disease deaths among men have steadily declined; however, rates among women have remained relatively the same, according to the American Heart Association.
“Women, unlike men, can exhibit less obvious symptoms of heart disease, so often symptoms in women go unnoticed,” said David Utlak, M.D., Affinity Cardiologist. “Symptoms of heart disease can include shortness of breath, heart palpitations, cold sweats, nausea, dizziness and an increased heart rate. If you have experienced any of these symptoms, make sure to talk to your doctor.”
Fortunately, people who are at high risk of heart disease or who have already exhibited symptoms can make some easy lifestyle changes to help improve their heart health.
There are plenty of heart health resources that are available at your primary care provider’s office. You can also talk to your doctor about your risk factors and establish a plan to adopt healthy behaviors to limit and reduce your risk of developing heart disease in the future.
If you would like to learn more about heart health join Affinity Medical Center on Tuesday, February 28th, from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. for a free heart fair community event. Dr. Utlak will be presenting, “Heart Attack Signs & Symptoms; Men vs. Women,” at 2 p.m. For more information about this event visit AffinityMedicalCenter.com or call 330-830-1650.
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