Be Bold, Wear Red on Friday 2nd February 2024

Dr Elizabeth
2 min readJan 17, 2024

One thing we all have in common is the muscle sitting in the middle of the chest about the size of a fist that beats whilst pumping blood around our body. Delivering oxygen and nutrients to all parts of the body, helping other organs and muscles function well. It really is a marvellous muscular organ however unfortunately not everyone is born with healthy hearts; congenital heart disease (CHD) affects one in 125 births. Every 3 minutes a person dies in the UK either from a circulatory or a heart condition. Raising awareness and funding for lifesaving research will help improve and save lives. You can help, be bold, wear red on 2nd February 2024.

Support can save lives

February is heart awareness month. Wearing red the first Friday in February will help others take notice. Wear red to work, school, clubs, etc. Have a red themed day/night — just some fun, bake some cakes, a quiz, etc. You can even look online and learn C PR for free on your phone or tablet.

Cardiovascular Disease

Congenital heart disease

Heart attack and angina — coronary heart disease

Inherited heart conditions

Stroke

Vascular dementia

Diabetes

Risk factors

Obesity and generally being overweight

Smoking

High blood pressure

High cholesterol

Poorly managed diabetes

Alcohol — drinking too much

Everyday many people live with life threatening heart conditions through no fault of their own. Facing lifelong physical, emotional and practical challenges of living with congenital heart disease. Your body is precious, including the heart that beats around 100,000 times a day.

Originally published at http://ejymedicalwriting.com on January 17, 2024.

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Dr Elizabeth

Medical writer & editor. Love, my family, my labradors & life itself. Passionate writer, photographer. Health blogger. Phd Health Economics.