Nina S. Asrani, M.D. – Good Morning Texas: Women’s Health

Nina S. Asrani, M.D. – Good Morning Texas: Women’s Health


>>> MOMS LOVE THEIR KIDS WITH ALL THEIR HEARTS, BUT A MILD HEART NEEDS LOVE TOO. THAT IS WHY THIS CARDIOLOGIST JOINS US WITH HEART HEALTHY INFORMATION THAT ALL MOMS SHOULD KNOW. GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME. I WAS IMPRESSED THAT YOU ARE A CARDIOLOGIST AND I FOUND OUT YOU ARE ALSO A MOM OF 4, SO YOU ARE A ROCK STAR IN MY BOOK. YOU ARE AN ADVOCATE FOR WOMEN’S HEART ISSUES. WHAT DO WE DO TO LOVE ON OUR HEART AND OUR MOMS FOR MOTHER’S DAY? >>I THINK THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO REALIZE IS THAT A LARGE PART OF IT IS PREVENTABLE. THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION HAS 4 OUT OF EVERY 5 PEOPLE WITH HEART DISEASE — IT CAN BE PREVENTED IF WE DID A BETTER JOB WITH VERY BASIC PREVENTATIVE THINGS. THAT IS THE SIMPLE THING. DIET AND EXERCISE. TRYING TO EAT BETTER. BE MORE ACTIVE. CERTAINLY FOR PEOPLE WHO SMOKE. STOPPING SMOKING IS PROBABLY THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR HEALTH IN THE KNOWING YOUR NUMBERS. KNOW YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE NUMBERS, CHOLESTEROL, FASTING BLOOD SUGAR, AND IF THE NUMBERS ARE NOT IN THE RIGHT RANGES TO TALK WITH YOUR DOCTOR WORK ON DIET AND EXERCISE OR MEDICINE IF NEEDED TO GET THEM TO THE RIGHT LEVELS. >>YOU TO ALL THOSE PREVENTATIVE STEPS INTO THE BEST YOU CAN. THE 2nd PART OF THIS IS THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEART DISEASE ARE DIFFERENT AND WOMEN SOMETIMES THAN THEY ARE AND MEN. WOMEN MAY NOT NECESSARILY KNOW WHAT TO LOOK FOR? >>THAT IS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. WOULD BE TALK ABOUT HEART DISEASE THE 1st THING WE TALKED ABOUT HIS CHEST PAIN. IS IMPORTANT FOR THE REALISM IS A AND A LOT OF TIMES THINGS LIKE PRESSURE OR TIGHTNESS. THERE ARE A LOT OF OTHER SYMPTOMS THAT CAN BE PRESENT AS WELL. IF YOU LINK THAT GOES UP INTO THE NECK OR THE JOB WITH THE SHOULDERS AND DOWN THE ARMS OR BETWEEN THE SHOULDER BLADES. A LOT OF TIMES WOMEN WITH LOST A SIGNIFICANT SHORTNESS OF BREATH, NAUSEA, OR INDIGESTION. THOSE SYMPTOMS CAN BE VAGUE. ONE OF THE THINGS WE REALLY LOOK FOR IS IF YOU ARE HAVING SYMPTOMS WHEN YOU’RE ACTIVE AND EXERCISING AND IT TENDS TO GO AWAY WHEN YOU REST THAT IS REALLY SOMETHING WE WOULD WANT YOU TO REVIEW WITH YOUR DOCTOR. >>INTERESTING. >>IF YOU HAVE CHEST PAIN THAT IS NOT GOING AWAY YOU NEED TO SEE A DOCTOR RIGHT AWAY OR CALL 911. >>LET’S TALK ABOUT BEFORE YOU BECOME A MONK. REGNANT SEE IN THE PROCESS. IT CAN BRING SOME HEART RELATED CONCERNS AND ALSO INDICATE CONDITIONS THAT MAY HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE. >>WE TEND TO THINK ABOUT PREGNANCY IS A VERY SPECIAL TIME, BUT WE THINK OF IT BY ITSELF. WE DO NOT REALIZE THAT SOME THINGS HAPPEN DURING PREGNANCY CAN BE IMPORTANT FOR YOUR HEALTH GOING FORWARD BEYOND PREGNANCY. WOMEN WILL BE DIAGNOSED WITH THINGS LIKE HYPERTENSION OR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. THEY OBVIOUSLY MATTER IN THE PREGNANCY AND THEY ALSO NEED LATER THE WOMEN ARE AT A SMALLER INCREASED RISK OF HAVING HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE IN FUTURE EVENTS. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOUR DOCTOR KNOWS ABOUT THOSE THINGS BEYOND THE PREGNANCY. >>LOSS OF BOOMERS ARE TAKING CARE OF OLDER WOMEN AND FAMILY MEMBERS OR MOMS. THINGS WE SHOULD LOOK FOR THEM? >>YEAH. I THINK THE MAIN THING IS JUST AS OUR MOMS WERE ADVOCATES FOR US WHEN WE WERE YOUNGER WE WANT TO BE AN ADVOCATE FOR MOM AS SHE GETS OLDER. BEING INVOLVED WITH MOM AND BEING AWARE OF HOW SHE IS DOING AND HOW SHE IS FEELING, BUT THERE ARE ALSO CERTAIN SYMPTOMS WE WANT TO LOOK FOR. JUST AS WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THE CHEST PAIN AND SHORTNESS OF BREATH. CERTAINLY IF SHE IS HAVING SYMPTOMS LIKE THAT. ADVOCATE FOR HER TO TALK ABOUT GETTING THOSE. ANOTHER THING WE LOOK FOR IS LEG SWELLING. THOSE CAN BE CAUSED BY A LOT OF REASONS. REA IF YOU CAN PRESS ON YOUR THEY CAN LEAVE A TENT THAT IS CONCERNING AND YOU NEED TO LOOK AT IT. IF MOM SEEMS MORE SHORT OF BREATH WHEN SHE IS TRYING TO SLEEP THAT MAY BE SOMETHING WORTH PURSUING AS WELL. >>SOME OF THE BEST OF YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR MOM’S LOOK AFTER HER. >>ABSOLUTELY. >>TO LEARN MORE 866-211-3613 OR GO

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