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The Deadly Disease Most Women Ignore

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Often thought of as a man's problem, heart attacks kill 267,000 American women annually: more than all forms of cancer combined. Every year since 1994, heart attacks have killed more US women than men.


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Diane B (275)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 7:24 pm
noted thanks Cal

Susanne R (235)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 9:29 pm
This truly is very important information! My mother suffered a major heart attack when she was 48 years old. She had compalined of debilitating fatigue and weakness for two days prior to the attack and spent most of that time in bed. On the third morning, I awoke to find her in the bathroom, vomiting and clutching her chest. I had seen my father suffer a massive heart attack four years earlier and knew what was happening. Fortunately, we didn't lose her at that time, but she did lose 67% of her heart function. She lived an additional 35 years but suffered bouts of congestive heart failure and eventually had to have a pacemaker.

Ladies, we need to be vigilant! I have two sisters, and although we're faithful about our routine checkups and screenings, every day is a blessing.

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Thursday August 23, 2012, 2:11 am

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 6:56 am
Noted. Thanks.

Veronique L (209)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 10:26 am
Thank you for posting this!

Nancy M (170)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 10:45 am
Thanks for posting. I have known this for some time now. And I also know that this is what women in my family have issues with. Good for all women to be aware.

Rosie Lopez (73)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 10:55 am
thanks for sharing!!

David M (0)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 12:14 pm
As the saying goes "Health is Wealth", everyone should be vigilant.. Helpful post, indeed!

Nicole W (646)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 12:16 pm
noted with thanks Cal~

Brenda Towers (0)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 12:31 pm

Sharon F (0)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 12:41 pm
I had a heart stress test; good results. However, I keep aspirin (both baby & regular) handy in the left pocket. We must be vigilant. Is there an organization that provides aspirin to poor people? I think it is the 'wonder drug,' and the right price.

Thursday August 23, 2012, 1:05 pm
Thanks for posting this.

paul m (93)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 1:27 pm

Allways have a check-up....

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 6:13 pm
For ssome reason society has always made heart diesease a mans issue. Im so glad to see the medicall profession now putting attention on heart disease and women.
Thanks Cal

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Friday August 24, 2012, 12:07 am
thats tragic did not know that

Phillipa W (199)
Friday August 24, 2012, 12:33 am
Thanks. Indeed, it's far too important to ignore. Shar F, the trouble with asprin is that while it helps thin blood and therefore reduce the chance of a heart attack, the fact that it thins blood in addition to causing stomach and liver problems means it's not recommended for prevention unless specifically prescribed by a doctor in the event a heart attack is deemed a high risk for you. Healthy diet and healthy living is your best bet at avoidance.

btw vegan :) much, much reduced risk right there

Kerrie G (116)
Friday August 24, 2012, 1:53 am
Noted, thanks.

Rosette Reyes (8)
Friday August 24, 2012, 2:29 am
thanks for sharing..

Gloria picchetti (304)
Friday August 24, 2012, 8:42 am
Personally I fear cancer more than heart disease. Cancer takes years to cure and/or years to painfully die from. Heart disease can get me out of this ugly world in heartbeat; well, lack of a heartbeat. I love life but I have nothing but distain & contempt for the world.

Past Member (0)
Friday August 24, 2012, 2:41 pm
Noted, thank you. Very scary and unfortunately many of us dismiss these symptoms and do not seek medical advice until its too late.

Rhonda Maness (580)
Friday August 24, 2012, 5:01 pm
Thanks Cal

reft h (66)
Friday August 24, 2012, 11:27 pm
thanks for the info

Amanda A (201)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 9:28 am
Thank you for the info.

Barbara W (342)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 11:10 am
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Barbara W (342)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 11:10 am
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Viv Flegg (18)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 12:47 pm
My father died of a massive heart attack at 60 years old. I have suffered numerous heart problems over the years without even knowing that it was my heart and countless doctors saying that it was not my heart because I was a woman. Now I am on blood pressure medications and have to really watch my health very closely and I am only 56 years old and do not wish to have the same fate that my father had.

Carmen S (611)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 5:55 pm
Thanks Cal, been guilty of ignoring it too.

Rin S (10)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 6:10 pm
Thank you, noted.

Maria Papastamatiou (4)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 4:18 am
Most informative article and absolutely necessary knowledge. Unfortunately, in Greece we can no longer afford to go to the doctor, due to the crisis and sometimes medication is too expensive. What is left is try to live naturally (not so difficult) and try to avoid stress (almost impossible). Thanks anyway.
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