The more a woman knows about heart disease, the better chance she has of beating it. The first facts you need to know are very serious: It’s the No. killer of women, it kills more women than all forms of cancer combined, and it kills more women than men. It’s often called the Silent Killer because heart disease victims often don’t even know they have it, so they don’t get treated or make healthy lifestyle changes.
But you should also know that the battle against heart disease is a battle we are winning! 80% of heart disease in women is preventable, and more women are beating heart disease than ever before.
Go Red For Women Is Leading The Battle
Here at Go Red For Women, we’re doing everything we can to fight heart disease in women. We’re providing life saving information to women of all ages and ethnicities, we’re increasing gender-focused medical research, and we provide a tight community of likeminded champions who have banded together to form an unstoppable army against heart disease in women.
Heart Disease In Women Can Be Different Than Men’s
We’re also dispelling the vast amount of misinformation about heart disease and its symptoms in women. For example, heart attack symptoms in women can be different than what men experience. Chest pain is often not a symptom for women, but jaw pain can be.Cheryl Holmes thought her breathing difficulty and extreme sweating were because she was pregnant. Even her doctor was convinced pregnancy was the source of her symptoms. When they didn’t subside after the birth of her child, she discovered these were caused by heart disease.
Jen Thorson was an avid runner who never thought she would be a candidate for heart disease. Her first symptoms were shortness of breath and then back pain. She was only 37, but was properly diagnosed and began treatment that saved her life.
Join With Us, Because We’re Stronger Together
Both Cheryl and Jen are now active spokespersons for Go Red For Women. They gladly share their successful heart disease stories so other women can learn from their experiences.
Go Red For Women is a global community whose hearts are united against this terrible disease. The more you learn about heart disease, the more you’ll want to join with us, and Go Red yourself!
Women, it’s time to Go Red.