The statistics show a concerning high number of women who are suffering from a heart disease, and it is 43.8 million women. Women are more prone to heart attack than all the forms of cancer and also they have more change of dying of a heart condition than the men have. This may come as a surprise to you, and it is because of the fact that we all think that men have higher chance of dying of a heart attack than women. This opinion may put women to have a higher chance at suffering a heart attack, and no one blames the heart attack as the responsible.
There is also the statement that the symptoms are quite different for women and men who suffer a heart attack, because in men it is very sudden and dramatic, but on the other hand in women – the symptoms are milder; and in some cases it can be misunderstood as just flu.
So these are the most common symptoms of heart attack in women:
1. Sweating and shortness of Breath
This symptom can appear as an unusual break out in cold sweat, which is often misunderstood as a symptom of common flu. So observe the symptoms especially if they are getting worse after a workout or just while you are resting. If you experience pain in the chest, it is definitely a warning sign.
2. Nausea or Vomiting
When we experience vomiting or nausea, we usually think that they are symptoms of a stomach bug or other illness. Nausea and vomiting are more common for women as a warning sign of a heart attack.
3. Unusual fatigue
We all feel exhausted from time to time, but if you feel a severe or a sudden fatigue that is not usual it is a symptom of a heart attack. Be careful not to miss this sign, especially of there are other symptoms along with it.