The Daily Dose – Tomorrow is Nation Wear Red Day. I happen to love red and wear it all the time. But tomorrow it means MUCH more than just looking cute. It’s a day to recognize and bring awareness to heart disease in women.
Which happens to be the number one killer of women in the United States. And Mexico. And Abu Dhabi. And Nairobi. And India. And Kazakhstan. And …
Heart disease is the number one killer of everyone in the world. But for some reason, it’s much less “sexy” to talk about than other (also very deadly) conditions.
So even though you can find a video of me from October talking about how I’m not a fan of the “pinkification” of breast cancer for multiple reasons … I am a HUGE fan of bringing any sort of awareness we can to women and heart disease. So I’m wearing read tomorrow damnit!
Because all too often we under-treat and misdiagnose heart disease in women. Unfortunately, most of the research on heart disease, signs and symptoms, treatments, etc. has all been done in white men. It is only in the last 20 years that we have good (and improving) data about heart disease in women.
Awareness is key, but action is even better. I break down steps you can take immediately to prevent the number one killer of women (and EVERYONE) in today’s Daily Dose!
Go Red for Women! (goredforwomen.org)
Women and Heart Disease Fact Shee (CDC.com)
A Silent Threat to Women’s Hearts That Many Don’t Recognize