1. Helping Women Protect their Heart

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    Call it a gender gap, but women are much slower than men to pick up on cardio conditions and less likely to seek help; ignoring signs that their heart is breaking. “Like a stuttering effect, where first you get the blockage and then you start to get some symptoms when you exert yourself. But you back off and then you feel a little bit better,” says Dr. Anita Arnold, who is a cardiologist with Lee Memorial Health System. Experts are trying to help women protect their heart, beginning with prevention. Even if they feel fine, they should consider connecting with a cardiologist around the age of fifty. “Because that’s the age where they’re finished having their babies, they’re not really having a lot of menopausal symptoms or osteoporosis, things like that,” says Dr. Arnold. Getting a baseline gives women an opportunity to boost their heart health. Making any necessary changes so that small issues today don’t balloon into big problems tomorrow. “We talk to the person. We develop a feel for your exercise capacity. Are you being proactive? Do you need to lose five pounds? It’s much easier to lose five than fifteen years later for me to tell you to lose 50 pounds,” says Dr. Arnold. It doesn’t stop with being proactive. Doctors also coach women on warning signs and encourage them to speak up if something is bothering them. “Most people know their body. You’re not feeling well, you’re having palpitations, shortness of breath; symptoms you never had before. It behooves women to not push it off,” says Dr. Arnold. Paying better attention to your heart is the best way to show it some love. View More Health Matters video segments at leememorial.org/healthmatters/ Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we’ve been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Visit leememorial.org

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      • Can Oatmeal Reverse Heart Disease?

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        • Are Organic Foods Safer?

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            • Why Do Plant-Based Diets Help Rheumatoid Arthritis?

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              • Are Organic Foods Healthier?

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                • Bowel Wars: Hydrogen Sulfide vs. Butyrate

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                  • Formula for Childhood Obesity

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                    • Diabetes as a Disease of Fat Toxicity

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