Cold 'heart' facts: Heart disease is leading cause of death
Dr. Marc Siegel weighs in
- Duration 3:08
- Date Feb 7, 2013
Dr. Marc Siegel weighs in
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Well how's this for a startling statistic nearly one million Americans suffer a heart attack each year and heart disease is now the leading cause of death in the United States so.
How much you really know about your heart doctor Marc Siegel from -- medically team is here to put it to the test -- February is heart health month.
All right so we're gonna separate fact from fiction today good morning to -- -- -- average starting with no chest pain means no.
Heart attack -- -- That is fiction and I'll tell you why -- It's not one size fits all for heart attacks it comes in many different varieties and in TV and movies it always looks like ahead Redd -- and -- on.
Gravity is just saying I'm coming -- if you know the fact is that that is not the way it happens especially for women and this is go red campaign for women month.
Women have totally different ways of presenting -- heart attacks they can have shortness of breath it can be an armed symptom you can feel fatigue you can be no questions.
You just don't feel right and I want to warn people out there if you're not feeling right see your doctor.
OK number two trans fats.
Our enemy number one factor fiction while trans fats are bad and so that's a fact it is enemy number one and they definitely are associated with heart disease but a lot of restaurants.
Have gotten the trans fats out of there and put butter in.
And no saturated fat is good for your heart -- and also trans -- -- in a lot of food so even if they say it's out it may still be your.
Watch out for transfer its number three it's not a heart attack.
It's stress factor fiction.
Well stress is bad.
But that's fiction because people don't know and if -- worried -- you -- -- stress in your heart is racing it may be racing to something's going on with your heart against get checked you could have an -- could have an irregular heartbeat.
Stress may be the reason you're feeling bad but it -- because something's going on there OK even fit people.
Need to worry about our heart health this is a scary one because sometimes we hear about runners who just dropped out of -- heart attack keeping count yourself.
Men between the ages of 35 and 44 the number two cause of death that the -- -- after car accident is heart attack so that is true.
And you may be young but what are your risk factors are you overweight are you smoking.
Do you have high blood pressure is your cholesterol might get checked even if you -- Number five aspirin.
Omega three fatty acids are all good we've -- for a long time taken aspirin a half aspirin today.
Good -- -- well.
It is good.
But it's fiction.
So another words aspirin good for you over the age of fifty especially you have risk for heart disease but it can also cause bleeding and the same thing with -- Omega threes they can cause bleeding.
So watch out for your bleeding risk everybody's -- an individual.
Go to your doctors say is this going to be good for me or bad for me don't just go to the pharmacy and start taking aspirin for most people -- -- risk factors its -- But for others the risks of bleeding -- or fiction on that.
All right some great advice and as you mentioned it's such a big killer -- especially for women I think it's a number one killer.
And -- -- -- and almost sixty Chris.
Of the time Gretchen women come in with a heart attack without even having any -- before -- -- got to be on the lookout.
Not just men and women to actually a finger at the -- -- -- --