The Health Society of Gaston County celebrates Heart Health Month, encouraging every woman to do a heart check-up. This society has developed a lunch program especially dedicated to women. The event will take place on February 2 at the Salvation Army Worship Center, Gastonia. The program is free. Nevertheless, it is limited to only a hundred participants.
Everyone who wants to be there needs a reservation. The program includes a healthy lunch and some goodie bags. The primary purpose of this campaign is to raise awareness regarding the prevalence of heart illnesses for women, including the impact lifestyle choices could make on every female’s health. It is critical to learning how to lower the risk of developing cardiovascular illnesses.
The speaker of the campaign will be Dr. David A. Major who is a clinical invasive and non-invasive cardiologist at CaroMont Heart in Gastonia. He started his career there back in 2007. Renee Anthony, the director of the Heart Society of Gaston County, has decided to share some of her thoughts, informing women about the cardiovascular disease.
She argues that studies have shown that heart diseases are listed as being the number one cause of deaths among women in the US. Each year, stroke and Cardiovascular illnesses cause the death of one out of three women. Thus, a woman dies every 80 seconds. Previous studies have proved that approximately half of all African American females and nearly 34% of white women are currently living with terrible heart diseases like cardiovascular illness.
Another study has shown that about 44 million women in the US suffer from heart disease. What is more, 90% of all women present one or even more risk factors to develop a heart disease or to suffer a stroke. Women appear to have a higher danger of suffering a stroke compared to men. If people are eager to prevent strokes and heart illness by 80%, all they need to do is change their lifestyle, taking care of their health state.
Compared to men, fewer women survive their first heart attack. Many women don’t know that the symptoms of a heart attack may differ for men and females, sometimes being misunderstood. Among the signs of a heart attack in women, specialists indicated significant pressure or pain in the chest’s center which could last more than a few minutes.
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