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World Heart Day

For your heart health, focus on a life-course approach to the prevention and control of cardiovascular disease.


Ladies make your heart health a priority: this will benefit you and your family.
• Heart disease is the number one killer of women and more than 8.6 million women die of CVD around the world each year: that’s about one death per minute. Women must learn the truth about their risk and take action to protect themselves.
• Women with diabetes are at higher risk of dying from CVD than men so make sure you get your glucose levels measured by a healthcare professional.
• CVD risk can begin before birth, during fetal development, and increases further during childhood, with exposure to unhealthy diets, lack of exercise and smoking. Be heart-healthy during pregnancy to protect your child from risk later in life.

• High blood pressure during pregnancy –whether you develop the condition before or after conception– requires special care. Women who develop preeclampsia – a serious condition characterized by high blood pressure and protein in the urine after 20 weeks of pregnancy – might be at increased risk of CVD later in life, despite the fact that their blood pressure returns to normal after delivery. Make sure you speak to your healthcare professional about your risk.
• Make sure you take care of your own heart health and don’t just focus on that of your family.
• Children learn by example so teach them heart-healthy behaviors from a young age by adopting them yourself.

because healthy women & mothers… lead to healthy children which lead to healthy adults and healthy adults lead to healthy families and communities.

It all begins with a healthy woman…

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