Why I Go Red - 01/27/14
A couple of years ago, I had a little scare. I was having chest pains, fatigue and generally not feeling well. I figured it wasn't anything major, but I wanted to be sure. I had the stresses of work, new babies and I had been ignoring myself. After weeks of putting it off, I went in to see the doc. Several scans and a stress tests later,it turns out my heart is perfectly healthy but my symptoms were consistent with Pericarditis, or inflammation, that was the result of a virus.
It's never too early to pay attention. It's never too early to get a checkup. It CAN be too late if you ignore warning signs. Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans.
As February quickly inches upon us, I'm working on stories about heart health. It's "American Heart Month" and we'll also celebrate"National Wear Red Day" February 7th. Make sure you take care of your ticker... to keep it ticking!