You may wonder why I'm talking to people with migraine disease about Wear Red Day, heart disease, and stroke. Of course, I'm going to tell you. There are a few reasons:
Migraine increases our risk of heart disease.
In rare cases, migraine can cause a stroke, so we need to know about modifiable risk factors.
Three-quarters of migraineurs are women, and heart disease and stroke cause lone in three deaths among women each year.
Eighty percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes.
Friday, February 5, is Wear Red Day for 2016, the 13th annual Wear Red Day. It's sponsored by Go Red for Women, part of the American Heart Association. It's also the start of American Heart Month.
Know the Signs of Heart Attack and Stroke:
A heart attack occurs when the blood flow to a part of the heart is blocked, usually by a blood clot. If this clot cuts off the blood flow completely, the part of the heart muscle supplied by that artery begins to die.
Signs of a Heart Attack:
Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the cen