Symptoms of a heart problem for Women

Symptoms of a heart problem for Women

Read our advice about women and heart attackWomen don’t always have the same typical heart attack symptoms as those of a male, such as an excruciating chest pain that travels down one arm.

Those symptoms can happen to women, but in many cases do not. The symptoms can be almost “silent” and quite minor, so women often brush it off as the flu, stress or simply “feeling under the weather”.

The circulation study showed the younger the woman, the less likely they are to experience chest pain.

Common Symptoms of a heart attack in women

  • Arm(s), back, neck, or jaw pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Light headedness/fainting
  • Fatigue
  • Breaking out in a cold sweat
  • Chest discomfort
  • Upper abdominal pressure or discomfort which may feel like indigestion

Take care of yourself!  There are many things that you can do to prevent the risk of a heart attack

  • Walking for just 30 minutes a day
  • Eating a healthy, balanced diet
  • Avoid smoking
  • Avoid drinking alcohol above the limits recommended by the NHS
  • Lose weight, safely

Visit this website for further details on how to prevent a heart attack – http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Heart-attack/Pages/Prevention.aspx

ACT FAST

Just because the symptoms of a heart attack in women are less severe than those in a man, it doesn’t make the heart attack itself less severe. A heart attack is life threatening. If you think you, or anyone else is having a heart attack, phone 999 for an ambulance immediately. Do not attempt to drive yourself or another person to the hospital.

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Advice referenced from:

https://www.goredforwomen.org/about-heart-disease/symptoms_of_heart_disease_in_women/symptoms-of-a-heart-attack/

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HeartAttack/WarningSignsofaHeartAttack/Heart-Attack-Symptoms-in-Women_UCM_436448_Article.jsp#

http://www.webmd.boots.com/heart-disease/features/her-guide-to-a-heart-attack

 

 

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