Heart health is not one-size-fits-all. My cardiologist has me on an extremely high-sodium diet, because my blood volume is too low. It is too much stress on my heart to function normally without the extra salt.
Those with heart trouble should look into supplementing with Ubiquinol or the cheaper but less effective CoQ10.
Women need to learn the warning signs for a heart attack, which are different from men. The comedian Rosie O'Donnell has a heart special on HBO she put out last Valentine's Day that describe the symptoms, called "A Heartfelt Standup." Not everybody will be into her comedy, but the symptoms are good to know and have saved many lives already anyway. They are:
HEPPP: Hot, Exhausted, Pain, Pale, Puke
If you are a woman at risk for a heart attack and you experience these symptoms, chew an aspirin immediately and go to the emergency room. There is a good chance it will save your life. Please spread the word about these symptoms to as many people as possible, so we are better informed about what a woman's heart attack looks like. It is not the same as the classic signs advertised for men. Many women think they simply have a sudden flu and die as a result. This is preventable.
- 2/13/2016 7:45:17 PM