Lady In Red Luncheon all about women’s heart health
AMORY – Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center’s hosted its annual Lady In Red Fashion Show and Luncheon on Feb. 27, with the emphasis on heart disease in women.
One of Gilmore’s newest internist recruits, Dr. Megan Schroyer, was the guest speaker.
“I have a special interest in women’s health. One in three women die with heart disease. Two-thirds of them will never fully recover after a heart attack,” Schroyer said.
Schroyer said that some women never have chest pain, but do have jaw and back pain, nausea, vomiting and shortness of breath.
“There are things you can’t control such as age and family history. Then there are others that can be controlled–smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sedentary lifestyle, obesity and pre-diabetes/diabetes.”
She stated ways that each of the risks could be lowered. Schroyer said that even with two-and-a-half hours of exercise a week the risks would decrease. With one risk factor, the risk doubles, with two, it quadruples and with three or four, the risks are increased 10 fold.
After Schroyer’s talk, a fashion show was held with models from Gilmore Memorial’s staff modeling clothing from retailers in Aberdeen, Amory and Tupelo.
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