'Tiktok Doc' and resident doctor on BBC Breakfast and ITV's This Morning, Dr. Nighat Arif joins Michelle and Liz to share crucial knowledge about female heart health. As the #1 killer of women, cardiac disease deserves our attention. Dr. Arif breaks down the subtle symptoms women often miss. She urges us to speak up, advocate for ourselves, and not downplay discomfort. Dr. Arif also discusses how menopause changes heart risk and the preventative power of HRT. Her passion for equitable healthcare shines through - she's on a mission to save women's lives. Beyond the vital medical intel, Dr. Arif inspires us to protect our hearts, value our health, and gift our daughters with knowledge. Don't miss this lively, eye-opening chat!KEY TAKEAWAYS
Women have different, subtler heart attack symptoms than men - know them.
Heart risk increases after menopause - consider HRT for prevention.
Speak up about pain/discomfort - don't downplay it.
Advocate for yourself - you know your body best.
Asprin is often considered the first option for heart-condition prevention but ensure you look at your own personal health and work with your Dr to see if it is right for you
Family history can indicate if you are someone who is likely to develop a heart condition.
Giving up alcohol and looking after your physical fitness are two simple ways you can effectively reduce your risk of a heart attack.
"Women have an exceptional, I'll call it a spidey sense that, that we have an intuition and I think for so long that is, We suppress that."
"Welcome to a woman's world who's constantly being told by governments what she can and can't do."
"My grandmother went through this, my mother went through this. I'm going through it and I'll be damned if my daughter goes through this."
Dr. Nighat Arif on Instagram
The Knowledge Book by Dr. Nighat Arif
TikTok videos by Dr. Nighat Arif
ABOUT THE GUEST
Dr. Nighat Arif is an award-winning GP, resident doctor on BBC Breakfast and ITV's This Morning, women's health expert and author of The Knowledge: Your Guide to Female Health from Menstruation to Menopause. With 15 years of NHS experience, Dr. Arif tirelessly advocates for women's health equity. She spreads her knowledge through fun, engaging social media content and easily digestible resources. Dr. Arif is on a mission to empower women with information to take charge of their well-being. Her warmth and passion for better healthcare access shines through. Dr. Arif is truly a trailblazer for women's medicine and health advocacy.
ABOUT THE HOSTSLiz Copping is a networking pro & event consultant, leaping out of her comfort zone to co-host this firstname.lastname@example.org Insta @lizcoppingtwcMichelle Ford is a professional voice actor and empty nester pressing reset, enjoying a new career in email@example.com Insta @michellefordtwc
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