Too many women do not pay much attention to heart health or realize the health differences between men and women. Consequently, they can actually miss or misread heart attacks they have suffered. Silent heart attacks are referred to as “silent” because there are no physical symptoms during the attack. For most men, the initial symptom of heart disease is a myocardial infarction (MI), an episode of ischemia so long in duration that heart muscle damage occurs.
The pattern is also different with men and women. Men usually experience symptoms after exercise or exertion, and improve with rest. Women often have symptoms that come and go with no obvious cause, and they may not improve with rest. Women’s symptoms are often misdiagnosed as gastrointestinal distress.
For the majority of women, the initial symptom is angina or heart cramp, which is often a dull, aching discomfort beneath the breastbone, not the sharp crushing pain common in men. To determine if you exhibit any of the female signs of a heart attack, take the quiz below. If so, consult a doctor immediately.
Do I Know Women’s Heart Attack Symptoms?
See a doctor immediately if several of these symptoms apply to you:
* Chest discomfort, pain, or pressure
* Back discomfort
* Pain or tingling of jaw, elbow, or arm (more often the left arm)
* Tightness of the throat
* Shortness of breath
* Indigestion or a feeling that “burping” would resolve the feeling of fullness
* Nausea, vomiting
* Lightheadedness with exertion, dizziness, or vertigo
* Disproportionate sweating with activity
There are 70 years of research into men’s heart disease. But only in the last 5 years have we really come to grips with the fact that heart disease in women is so different, it’s practically a different disease entirely!
Women are more likely to die of their first heart attack—and twice as likely to have a second attack in the following year. WHY? Because no-one treats them until it’s too late!
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