Thursday, May 5, 2011

Lady parts need lady hearts


When I said I was going to cover lady parts, I meant all lady parts, including lady hearts. While many people know about breast cancer health, most women underestimate their risk for heart disease, which mind you, in the leading cause of death among woman.

While men's and women's hearts share the same biological structure, heart disease and heart attacks manifest themselves differently in each gender. Most women don't get a sharp pain in their chest when their hearts are having a malfunction. Instead, they usually get neck and jaw pain, indigestion, fatigue, and shortness of breath.

Because of this, women usually get the short end of the stick when it comes to heart health. Physicians are less likely to be referred to cardiologists, and women who dial 911 for cardiac symptoms are more likely to experience delay in care.


As it is mother's day on Sunday, remind your mom and all your lady friends to take care of their heart, as they have taken care of yours.

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