The classic tell-tale sign of a heart attack (the one most of us probably learned from the movies) is pain or numbness in the left arm. While that is a common symptom in men, women need to be on the lookout for other warnings. Women are more likely to feel generally unwell if they have are having a heart attack. That can include indigestion, bloating, nausea and vomiting.
Heart disease is the #1 killer of women. But you can lower your risk—now. It takes regular exercise (30 minutes a day), not smoking, managing your stress and watching your diet. That doesn’t have to go down like medicine: Just eating more berries can give you heart-healthy antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Happy Heart Month!
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