Tomorrow is National Wear Red Day. Everyone is encouraged to wear red to raise awareness about the #1 killer of women…. heart disease.
In 2003, the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute took action against a disease that was claiming the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year – a disease that women weren’t paying attention to. Stemming from that action, National Wear Red Day was born. It’s held on the first Friday in February every year to raise awareness about heart disease being the No. 1 killer of women. 2018 marks the 15th year that this day of awareness has taken place.
Medlineplus.gov lists two types of heart disease that affect women more than men:
Although symptoms of heart disease may vary, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute have a list of signs and symptoms for reference. Any signs or symptoms should be discussed with your doctor immediately.