Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in America, accounting for more deaths per year than all other causes combined. Despite the disease being more prevalent in elderly women than in elderly men, it can often be underreported and untreated.
Happier at Home's Deb Marcello joins us this morning to share some information that will hopefully close this gender gap.
Vigilance is key, and Deb says knowing and managing risk factors such as high blood pressure, stress, diabetes, and alcohol consumption are key to decreasing your chances of suffering from heart disease.
It is also important to watch for symptoms such as pain in the chest, upper abdomen, neck, jaw, throat, or back, dizziness, nausea, and sudden swelling among others.
For more from Deb, you can visit her website at happierathome.com.