Womens Heart Attack Symptoms:
It's Not Just your Heart!
Womens heart attack symptoms do not affect just the heart...Women's health statistics are chilling...Heart disease is striking women in epidemic proportions.
Did you know that heart attack is the number one killer of women? And that one out of two will die from it? It could be you... It could be me... Let's be smart about it and learn how it happens and what we can do about it.
Here Are the FACTS You Must Know
Heart disease is the number one killer of women.
Heart diseaserefers to the blockages of the arteries.
It is estimated that one out of every two women will die from heart disease.
Heart disease kills ten times more women than breast cancer each year, and more than all other cancers combined.
One in ten women aged 45 to 64 already suffers from some form of heart disease.
According to one study, nearly one fourth of women who died of heart disease were between the ages of 35 and 44.
African American women are more at risk for heart disease than Caucasian women and are 69 percent more likely to die of that heart attack than Caucasian women.
Many women and doctors do not recognize the symptoms of heart disease because they are completely different from those of men.
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Men: Often the first sign of heart disease is a heart attack itself, a feeling like the chest is being run over by a Mack truck.
Women: Womens heart attack symptoms and first warning signs are much more subtle and often hard to pinpoint. They may feel fatigue when doing something that they used to do easily, such as play tennis, run to catch a train, change sheets, or walk up two flights of stairs. Sometimes heart disease registers in women as a feeling of mild indigestion. Often there’s no chest pain whatsoever.
Click here to learn more on Symptoms of Heart Disease
Here is a list of the common womens heart attack symptoms and warning signs:
Pain that spreads to shoulders, neck, arms or jaw
You are more at risk if the following apply to you:
High blood pressure
Smoking habit (triples your chances of having a heart attack before the age of 40)
Family history of heart disease
After menopause, women have the same risk of heart disease as men and poses a greater risk factor for women than men. Women are more likely than men to have non chest-related symptoms, such as: fatigue, jaw, neck, abdominal, arm or back pain, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, shortness of breath.
Be sure to contact your doctor if you have any of the above symptoms.
Prevent coronary artery disease and womens heart attack symptoms by controlling the risk factors. Follow a low-fat,low-carbohydrate, low-cholesterol, low-salt diet. Exercise every day. Stop smoking. Drink no more than one alcoholic drink per day.
In addition, other preventive steps you can take include: tea and foods high in vitamin B and E, such as green leafy vegetables and fish can reduce heart disease in women.
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