Research has confirmed that Women have different symptoms of heart disease than men do, and those differences can make for deadly mistakes.
Despite striking improvements in cardiovascular treatment, over 53,000 women die from heart attacks and heart disease. Experts can confirmed that women remains underdiagnosed, and undertreated, especially among Africans.
Most heart attacks are caused by blocked arteries in both men and women. But they can differ in how they form.
“Compared to men, women can have less severe blockages,” the Heart Association said. But they still damage the big arteries that bring blood to the heart.
If a younger woman has diabetes, her risk of a heart attack is four to five times higher than it would be for a young man with diabetes but their symptoms are different.
In women, heart attack symptoms are always dramatic but I will be sharing the most common heart attack symptom they experience.
1. Shortness of breath,
2. Nausea or vomiting
3. Back or Jaw pain
4. Cold sweat
5. Pressure in the chest
Whenever you feel any of the above, please don’t hesitate to see your doctor.