Take Care of Your Heart — Know Your Risk
Did you know Heart Disease continues to be the number one killer of men and women in Michigan? While you can't control your age or family history, there are things you can do to help protect your Cardiovascular Health. The first step is knowing your risk. And all it takes is a few moments of your time. you know what your risk is for developing heart disease? If your heart’s in trouble, your body will let you know. It’s up to you to notice the warning signs and talk to your doctor.
Click here to complete a free, online assessment that will help determine if you are at risk for heart disease because heart care begins with you.
Women's Heart Attack Symptoms Can be Different
Women often don't realize their symptoms can be related to heart trouble. It's not always painful, and it's not always in the chest. Heart attacks may begin with chest discomfort, shortness of breath, shoulder and/or arm pain, and weakness. These symptoms may occur hours or weeks before an actual heart attack.
People may experience mild chest symptoms, such as pressure, burning, aching or tightness. These symptoms may come and go until finally becoming constant and severe.
Early Signs to Discuss with Your Doctor
Start talking to your medical provider now about your heart health. Seeking treatment and altering lifestyle choices before damage to the heart occurs can save your life.