We’re at the end of February, the month of the heart; specifically the beautiful women’s heart, who is more at risk for having heart attack symptoms unrelated to chest pain. The symptoms of a heart attack are sweating, unusual fatigue, lightheadedness or dizziness, jaw pain, upper back pain, neck & shoulder discomfort, shortness of breath, abdominal discomfort, and nausea or vomiting.
According to The Mayo Clinic, “these symptoms can be more subtle than the obvious crushing chest pain as pressure or tightness. This may be because women tend to have blockages not only in their main arteries but also in the smaller arteries that supply blood to the heart – a condition called small vessel heart disease or microvascular disease.”
So as we seal up 2019 heart month, let us take a look at today’s challenges women face in the quest for a healthy heart.
Understand the Symptoms
It could be difficult to realize you are experiencing heart attack symptoms if you’re a woman. Women may describe chest pain as pressure or tightness. Due to lack of knowledge, a woman will likely not seek help.Read more