For Go Red for Women on Friday, February 1, 2019, the American Heart Association is asking you to “Be relentless in support of women’s health”.

Meno Martha and Wear Red DayMeno Martha and Wear Red DayI thought heart disease and stroke were a man’s disease. I was wrong.

In Health After Menopause the (Australian) Jean Hailes for Women’s Health (JH) explain:

“Before menopause, women have a lower risk of heart disease than men but as women age and their oestrogen levels go down after menopause, their risk of cardiovascular disease increases”.

In Why Go Red the World Heart Federation note about cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke):

“Heart disease and stroke do not just affect men. In fact it is the leading cause of death in women globally with over two million premature deaths each year: this represents more than cancer, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and malaria combined”.

Hooley dooley. Breast cancer is not my biggest killjoy. In Women and Heart Disease according to the National Heart Foundation of Australia:

“Heart disease is the single biggest killer of Australian women. Women are almost three times more likely to die of heart disease than breast cancer”. Meno Martha and Wear Red Day

In Go Red for Women the American Heart Association explain for 2019:

“It’s no longer just about wearing red; it’s no longer just about sharing heart health facts. It’s about all women making a commitment to stand together with Go Red and taking charge of their own heart health as well as the health of those they can’t bear to live without. Making a commitment to your health isn’t something you have to do alone either, so grab a friend or a family member and make a Go Red Healthy Behavior Commitment today”.

So, this February Know Your Numbers? They Could Just Save Your Life.

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Last Updated: 20 December 2018 – Last Revised: 29 January 2018
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