cold sweat, feel lightheaded, or experience nausea.
Although women experience discomfort or pain in the chest as a common heart attack symptom, same as in men, women do have different symptoms that men do not necessarily experience, and the result can be deadlier if not observed and acted upon. Some of the symptoms commonly seen in women who experience heart attacks include:
- Back or jaw pain
- Nausea or vomiting
- Shortness of breath
Other common feelings of experiencing a heart attack include:
- Feeling of doom
- Shoulder discomfort
Tips for women’s heart health
Women are advised to implement a more active and healthier lifestyle, with a focus on regular exercise, a healthy diet, and no smoking.
In addition, women should try to be more aware of the numbers for the following:
- Blood glucose
- Blood pressure
- Body mass index (BMI)
- Waist circumference
Knowing these numbers, and what they mean for your health as well as setting up goals according to where your numbers should be for each of these points – will be beneficial overall.
Other ways to prevent or reduce the risk of heart disease are implementing the following:
- Adding and following a treatment plan
- Limiting alcohol
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Managing stress and other health conditions
Again, do not hesitate to seek medical attention immediately if concerned, but you can also keep track of your heart rate at home if you become concerned.
Checking and measuring your pulse (using a watch and counting the taps you feel placing your fingers on the inner wrist) can give you an idea of your heart rate, which is the number of times your heart beats per minute.
These tips and warnings will not only benefit women, but everyone, in managing heart disease and prevention.