The Paramus Board of Health has proclaimed Friday, February 8, 2019 as National Wear Red Day. Heart disease strikes more women than men and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. Heart disease causes 1 in 3 woman’s deaths each year. The symptoms of heart attacks can be different in women than in men. Most people believe that pain in one or both arms as well as chest pains are the first signs of a heart attack. However, women having a heart attack are more likely to experience shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, back and joint pain, dizziness, lightheadedness and extreme fatigue.
To help lessen an individual’s risk of heart attack and stroke, lifestyle changes should be implemented:
Don’t smoke Manage blood sugar Get blood pressure under control
Lower cholesterol Know family history Stay active Lose weight.
High blood pressure is a risk for a heart attack. The Paramus Board of Health is offering free blood pressure screenings to all Paramus residents. An Open House will be held Monday,
February 4th from 9:30 – 11:00 am and from 1:30 – 3:00 pm at Paramus Borough Hall. An additional walk-in session will be held on Friday, February 22nd at the Paramus Borough Hall from 10:00 – 12:00 noon.
Board of Health member Dr. Mairaj Ahmed invites residents to take advantage of this important health service.
Paramus Board of Health