More women die from heart disease than men do, and partially the reason behind this is that women do not portray the classic symptoms of heart attacks (clutching chest and left arm going numb) rather they tend to have more subtle symptoms that they can write off as “could be anything”. Do you know the signs of heart disease in women?
Some of the signs of heart disease in women include tiredness, nausea, a radiating chest pain that goes up to the jaw and neck, headaches, back pain, and sleeping troubles. Yes, you can see that these symptoms aren’t indicative of just heart disease and very well could be anything, but if you have them get them checked out by a healthcare physician. If you have any chest tightness, heaviness, or pain, make sure you insist on an EKG or other heart related test and stand up for yourself. The time of thinking “I don’t want to bother” or “I don’t want to be embarrassed if it’s not heart disease” is never.
I’m 39 and just went in for my first heart stress test because I’ve a family history of multiple heart attacks. I’m going forward and staying on top of my heart health, are you?