Women’s Heart Health
Women tend to think of everyone else but themselves. Given that heart disease is the number of killer of women age 20 and over, one thing not to neglect is one’s health and more importantly, the heart.
It sounds scary, but it’s true. A woman dies every minute from cardiovascular disease, claiming the lives of more than 460,000 women every year, according to the American Heart Association.
Heart disease is largely preventable. Understanding heart disease and patient risk factors is the first step toward prevention.
Atypical Heart Attack Symptoms
Symptoms of heart attack for women can be very different from what men experience. The common victims of a silent heart attack are generally women, older people or people with diabetes. Some of the atypical signs of heart attack are as follows:
- Sudden Lightheadedness
- Tingling sensation in the left arm or shoulder
- Bloated stomach
- Back pain
- Elbow pain
Take any warning signs seriously. If you or someone you’re with experiences these symptoms, call 911 immediately.