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Tomorrow is #goredforwomen

Tomorrow is National Wear Red Day for Women’s Heart Health.

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer of women. In fact, heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined.

Tomorrow is an important day to me as I was born with congenital heart defect called Transposition of the Great arteries (TGA) and heart disease runs in my family. In late August 2019 I had my third open heart surgery that helped save my life. However, with most CHDs it will not be my last. Which is why it is so important to raise awareness around heart disease and related illnesses.

It’s important to know the different signs of a heart attack for women. Women may feel shortness of breath, cold sweats, unusual fatigue, or pain or numbness in one or both arms, nausea or indigestion, and pain in upper back area. Knowing your body and the signs might just save your life.

Keep your heart healthy and go red for women tomorrow ❤️❤️❤️ #CongenitalHeartDefectDisease #AmericanHeartAssociation #HeartConditions #CardiovascularDisease #Disability #InvisibleIllness #ChronicIllness

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World Heart Day #CardiovascularDisease

What is World Heart Day
September 29th is World Heart Day. World Heart Day was created by the World Heart Federation to educated people around the world that Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, is the world’s number one cause of death. Cardiovascular disease claims 17.9 million lives each year.

3 ways to help keep your heart healthy
1. Reduce your salt intake - (This one I have to remind myself cause I love my salt) however sodium can lead to water retention in the body which can make the heart struggle to pump properly.
2. Stop smoking or drinking alcohol - Alcohol and smoking can cause damage to the heart
3. Go for a walk - 20 to 30 mins of moderate exercise a day can strengthen your heart muscles

#CongenitalHeartDefectDisease #AmericanHeartAssociation #HeartCondition #PulmonaryHypertension #adultchdwarriors #Disability #ChronicIllness

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Can anybody help me translate a dream? I’ve tried to research on my own to no luck. Dreamt that me and my deceased mother were wrestling a snake tryin

#Spirituality #dreams #Meaning #Death #AmericanHeartAssociation #Spiritual #Snakes


American Heart Awareness Month

Do you realize the leading cause of death among both men and women in the United States is due to heart disease? Find out more by checking out my website #AmericanHeartAssociation
#AmericanHeartAwarenessMonth #AmericanRedCross