Tuesday, January 19, 2010

National Wear Red Day February 5th

Too many women die each year because they are unaware of this vital statistic: Of the women who die each year, 1 in 3 dies from cardiovascular disease, which can strike women at any age. Nadine Bray, Women’s Issues committee chair of the Brunswick Town Chapter DAR states that 43 million American women are living with cardiovascular disease and 64% of women who die suddenly from coronary heart disease have not presented symptoms of the disease.

Signs of a heart attack include:
Chest discomfort
Discomfort in the upper body
Shortness of breath
Cold sweats

Fortunately, cardiovascular disease is largely preventable. Lifestyle changes and the choices you make can prevent or at least postpone heart disease.
The Uncontrollable risk factors:
Increased age

Committee chair , Nadine Bray promotes the national awareness movement by suggesting everyone wear red on February 5th and encouraging your family, friends, and co-workers to do the same. Most of the time, selecting clothing isn’t that critical. But on Wear Red Day, it’s vitally important. That’s because wearing red on National Wear Red Day makes a statement about the No.1 Killer of American women: cardiovascular disease.

To learn more about The Heart Truth campaign, National Wear Red Day, and the Red Dress, the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness, visit http://www.hearttruth.gov/ (which is sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services. In addition the American Heart Association has information available at the http://www.goredforwomen.org/ website.

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