On Valentine's Day, health care providers offer advice on taking care of your heart

Local health care providers are reminding all of us this Valentine's Day that one of the best things you can do for yourself is to take care of your own heart. (WKRC)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Local health care providers are reminding all of us this Valentine's Day that one of the best things you can do for yourself is to take care of your own heart, and there's a few simple ways women can do that.

The team at St. Elizabeth Healthcare held a training and medical education seminar on your heart on Facebook Live. Here's a sample of what they shared:

  • Acid reflux can be an early symptom of a heart event.
  • There are newer guidelines for blood pressure: You want it to be 120 or lower and 80 or lower, but that varies on the risk strata.

That means you might have different numbers acceptable if you are older or have diabetes, but lowering blood pressure at any stage matters. Eating breakfast matters too.

You can watch the whole seminar here (or below).

The American Heart Association also says heart disease impacts up to half of all women, but most don't know the early warning signs of a heart attack.


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