Ladies, We Can’t Help Anyone After a Debilitating or Fatal Heart Attack! This is About Saving Your Heart!
As a modern woman, I’m not sure how I thought I could help everyone else and ignore my health needs. In this modern world, there simply isn’t enough time to get everything done and still pay attention to our needs. Have you given any thought to saving your heart before it’s too late?
A friend gave me a copy of this book. Why? Because she cared. Obviously, she’d been watching me and realized I was taking care of everything except my health needs.
The Horrid Truth
As I read the first pages of the book, I felt like someone had placed an invisible checklist in my brain. Everything Ms. Goldkuhle talked about fit neatly into the lifestyle I’d adopted for decades:
I was a victim of childhood abuse – CHECK
Also, I had Rheumatic Fever as a child, weakening my heart muscle – CHECK
Our first child was born prematurely with major health problems – CHECK
In 1979, a truck came across the center line and hit our car head-on. I had a major head trauma – CHECK
Because of blowing snow, the trucker said he couldn’t see the road. Even today, I have a major panic attack whenever I’m forced to drive in snow or rain (PTSD) – CHECK
Taking care of two high-need elderly relatives with major health & psychiatric problems raised my blood pressure on a daily basis – CHECK
Atherosclerosis is a disease in which plaque builds up inside your arteries. Carotid Artery Surgery a few years ago – CHECK
Divorce – CHECK
Sedentary lifestyle after a fall and before hip replacement – CHECK
Saving Your Heart
Ute Goldkuhle, the author, had a professional career of over 46 years as a nurse in public health, adult nurse practitioner, teacher, and researcher. And in spite of all her training, she discovered she had a life-threatening heart condition that didn’t show up on the Electrocardiogram (EKG) her doctor ordered after hearing her symptoms. It didn’t show up on the next test either.
Ms. Goldkuhle spent her life in the field of medicine, but she was so busy taking care of everyone else she ignored her symptoms like most women do. She couldn’t imagine she might become one of the statistics:
- Heart Disease is still the #1 killer of women, even more than all forms of cancer COMBINED!
- It is the cause of all deaths among 1 in 4 women
- Heart Disease is the rising cause of death in women ages 35-54 while decreasing among men in the same age group.
- It will affect half of all women by the age of 60 unless we reverse the trend.
(Source: The Smart Woman’s Guide to Heart Health by Ute Goldkuhle, DrPH, RN-ANP)
About the Book
The Smart Woman’s Guide To Heart Health highlights less publicized and understood information on women’s heart health. Many women do not know the subtle but significant risks and related issues about their heart that differ from those of men, in some cases significantly. Most do not know why and how STRESS is a MAJOR culprit of silently killing our hearts!
This book is about understanding better your heart functions and impact of stimuli and stressors so you can take charge of creating a heart-healthy lifestyle that is right for YOU. Knowing the why’s and how’s of keeping your heart strong and learning to listen to subtle changes in your body will help you skillfully manage and anticipate what YOU and your heart need to stay strong or heal from distress. Small lifestyle adjustments can have a life-saving impact once you understand your body and heart!
About the Author
Saving Your Heart Should be Your Top Priority
I’ve been incredibly lucky. I’ll be seventy in September and it’s long-past time that I pay attention to my heart health.
This book was a huge wake-up call for me and I urge you to pick it up today!
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