Heart Disease is the #1 killer of women. Please use this month to speak to the women in your life. Ask if they know their 4 numbers.
1. Blood Pressure: Should be 120/80 or better
2. Cholesterol: LDL should be less then 130
3. Blood Sugar: Less then 100
4. Body Mass Index (Ratio of Height and Weight): Between 18.5 and 25
Heart Disease symptoms are different in women then men. Women have much small hearts and symptoms can present as follows:
Chest Pain or Pressure
Shortness of Breath
Fatigue or Weakness
If someone you love doesn't know their numbers please urge them to visit their Primary Care Physician or Cardiologist.