February is Heart Month. Heart disease is a top leader of deaths for men, and the number one cause of deaths for women. Diet and exercise are very important in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but unfortunately, we cannot change our genetics. However, this may not be the case in the future, or for posterity. To bring awareness to heart disease, below is information from the Mayo Clinic.

The Mayo Clinic defines heart disease as an all-inclusive terms for any disease or condition that affects your heart’s ability to function. “Cardiovascular disease generally refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain, or stroke. Other heart conditions, such as those that affect your heart’s muscle, valves or rhythm, also are considered forms of heart disease.”

Symptoms include:

  • Angina
  • Shortness of breath
  • Numbness in your limbs
  • Pain in your neck, jaw, throat, upper abdomen or back
  • Fluttering in your chest
  • Racing Heartbeat
  • Slow Heartbeat
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting

To view the full list, please visit here.

Please be mindful of those who are suffering from this disease, or use that as an example to make sure your health doesn’t flat line. If anyone has any inspirational stories of survival, please comment below.

All academic information sourced from: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-disease/basics/symptoms/con-20034056

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