Go Red for Women ™ presents: “Just a Little Heart Attack” by Elizabeth Banks


Do you see a little (or a lot!) of yourself – or your mom, wife, sister, or friend in Elizabeth Banks’s depiction of a busy woman trying to balance work, family, and health? Whether we’re rushing to get the kids to school, finishing that last-minute project at work, or trying to squeeze in a healthy breakfast, we all struggle to find that healthy balance in life. And, unfortunately, what usually gets overlooked is our personal health. Click through to learn more about heart disease in women and how to recognize the symptoms of a heart attack.

Heart disease is the number one killer of women in America today. However, many women don’t consider themselves to be at risk, so they brush off the symptoms as the flu or stress. Take charge and educate yourself – and all the women you love in your life – on how to recognize the symptoms of a heart attack. It could save a life!

Symptoms of a heart attack*:

• Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of your chest that 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.

*Adapted from www.GoRedForWomen.org a part of the American Heart Association.

Check back each Monday throughout February for more information from Medifast on National Heart Month.

Hallie Falquet

Author: Hallie Falquet

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