Your chest tightens and your feel like you can’t breathe. You have pain in your jaw, neck or back. Your shoulders or arms ache. You are feeling weak, sweaty and maybe even faint. These are the most commonly known signs of a heart attack.
Information from Dr. Corwin Thomas
Take a close look at your legs and feet. Do you see any dark purple or bluish lines that run under your skin? These are veins that have the important job of carrying blood throughout your body.
Extra weight can put a strain on your heart, making it work harder and increasing your risk of heart disease and stroke. “Even losing 10 extra pounds can lower your risk of heart disease,” said Dr. Corwin A. Thomas, FACC, FASNC, FSCAI, Board Certified Interventional Cardiologist and Board Certified Nuclear Cardiologist in Lafayette, Louisiana. “There are many options available today to help you stay slimmer and healthier.”
Why not use American Heart Month as a way to kick-start a healthier lifestyle? Reduce your risk of a heart attack and stroke by adopting healthy habits.
Take a close look at your legs and feet. Do you see any dark purple or bluish lines that run under your skin? These are veins that have the important job of carrying blood throughout your body. However, if you can see that your veins are bulging under your skin; these are varicose veins, a common condition that affects up to 35% of people in the United States, according to the Society for Vascular Surgery. Women are at least twice as likely as men to develop them.
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