Reach for the moon. If you fall short, you'll still land among the stars.
We see red everywhere this time of year. It certainly inspires romantic thoughts, but it should also remind us of our hearts in a physical way. Our hearts carry our emotions and the health of our body.
When I think about my heart, I know its role. It pumps blood. It seems overactive when I walk up too many stairs :) But I don’t really think about the details of my heart very often.
Until I hear stats like this: heart disease is the number 1 killer of women. One out of every three women that pass away each year dies from heart disease. And it’s not only those that are aging – many very young women are at a high risk for heart disease because of a combination of hormonal birth control pills and smoking. Sedentary lifestyles common today can also increase risk.
Even more important, heart disease can affect you even if you are in great shape. Cholesterol and eating habits affect heart disease. And you may not realize you’re having symptoms, since shortness of breath, nausea, or jaw pain can also be signs of heart problems.
We all deal with a lot of stress each day, and we need to make sure we’re the best equipped to handle it. Taking care of your heart is a key part of that. Making sure you get annual checkups is also a smart step to ensuring your health is on track, to check for anything sinister developing, and to talk to your doctor about any concerns you might have.
If you’d like to make sure your body is in tip-top shape in 2018, take these thoughts to heart. Schedule your annual appointment today, and read up on how to keep your heart healthy!
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Dr. Julie Drolet
P.S. It’s a lot to think about all the ways you should be staying healthy. If you come in for a visit, we’ll make sure you’re taken care of for all your woman’s health needs.