Get Smart About Heart Health

Posted By Helen Agnew On February 17, 2023

February is National Heart Health Month and Go RED For Women (women’s heart health awareness) month. Here are some facts and information about Heart Health.     


Women Often Present Different Symptoms:

According to recent data from the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, killing 314,186 women in 2020. That’s ONE in every FIVE deaths that is cardiac-related in women. About one in every sixteen women aged 20 and older (6.2%) have coronary heart disease, the most common type. Unfortunately, most do not know they suffer from heart disease until a cardiac event happens because the signs sometimes differ from what we consider “normal” symptoms. Take note of the symptoms below:

*Chest pain, pressure, or tightness

*Neck, jaw, shoulder, upper back, or upper belly discomfort

*Shortness of breath

*Pain in one or both arms

*Nausea or vomiting


*Lightheadedness or dizziness

*Unusual or extreme fatigue


Women may have symptoms when resting or asleep. Emotional stress also seems to play a part in heart disease among women, so it’s essential to manage stress. Women also have a higher percentage of blockages in the minor arteries-a condition called coronary microvascular disease. That may explain why some women don’t experience the crushing chest pain many men do. To support a healthy heart, eat a healthy diet, exercise, reduce smoking and alcohol, and get annual check-ups. And don’t forget to minimize stress. A good night’s sleep can help!

Men and Heart Disease:

Heart disease is also the leading cause of death for men in the United States. In 2020, 382,776 men (about 1 in 4) died of heart disease. Half the men who die suddenly of heart disease had no previous symptoms, so regular check-ups are essential. Take note of the signs in men below:

*Chest pain, upper back pain


*Shortness of breath

*Heartburn or indigestion

*Swelling of the feet, ankles, legs, abdomen, or neck veins

*Fluttering feeling in the chest

*Possible nausea or vomiting

The highest risk factors for heart disease in men are High blood pressure, High LDL cholesterol, Diabetes, Smoking and Secondhand Smoke, Physical Inactivity, Obesity, and Unhealthy Diet, including Alcohol Consumption. Therefore, annual check-ups are essential to good health and discovering anything that may need additional attention.

Here are some products available at Suzanne’s that help support a healthy heart!

Clinical OPC from Terry Naturally contains French Grape Seed VX1, Magnesium, Pomegranate Fruit Extract, Vitamin B6, and Benfotiamine. It’s a powerful combination for overall heart support.

Kyolic by Wakunaga contains 600 mg of organic, aged garlic in each 2-capsule dose. Garlic has been shown to support and strengthen the cardiovascular system by maintaining circulatory function.

Ultimate Nitric Oxide from Bionox is an extended-release formula that provides energy and cardiovascular support for 24 hours. This easy-to-take powder is added to your beverage of choice.

Terry Naturally has a CoQ10 product that is chewable and provides 800% higher absorption. CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant that supports a healthy heart, brain, liver, kidneys, and dental health.

Ultimate Omega + CoQ10 from Nordic Naturals has two great heart-supporting ingredients in one serving! Get the benefits of high-quality fish oil and CoQ10 together. Certified Non-GMO and 3rd Party tested.

Our staff is always ready to answer your questions and make suggestions. When it comes to heart health, you have questions, and we have answers…Naturally!


*The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated these statements. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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