Heart Attack Signs in Women
Most people associate heart attack symptoms with a heavy chest pain that radiates down one arm. Although this could be the most common heart attack symptom, the first signs will often not resemble what many individuals associate with heart attacks at all, particularly among women.
Some women experience silent symptoms that they could mistake for something else. The ability to recognize the warning signs and act quickly can be life-saving.
Here are some silent heart attack symptoms that women should most definitely look out for.
- Chest discomfort – It most likely manifests as a sense of pressure or tightness in the center of your chest.
- Shortness of breath – Women are more likely to experience shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort.
- Cold sweats – Unusual sweating that seems more like stress-related perspiration other than usual sweating from exercising or staying in a heated environment for some time.
- Lightheadedness – Feeling like you’re going to faint or actual fainting especially if you’re working out are warning signs of a heart attack.
- Nausea – Nausea, and vomiting are common symptoms in women.
- Upper Body/back/jaw pain – The pain can be gradual or sudden and radiates to the back, shoulders, arms, neck or jaw.
- Fatigue – Other women who experience heart attacks feel extremely fatigued after doing simple tasks like making the bed or walking around the house.
By scheduling regular checkups and learning to identify the symptoms of a heart attack, you can significantly reduce the risk of severe heart damage. Speak to one of the cardiologists at Carolina Heart and Leg Center, P.A. about your risk factors and what steps you can take to lower the risk of heart disease.
If you or someone you know may be experiencing early warning signs of a possible heart condition, Carolina Heart And Leg Center, P.A. is here to help. We are dedicated to serving our patients in a caring and supportive atmosphere with expert knowledge, patient education, and the highest standard of care. Contact us today at (910) 491- 1760 and put your health in good hands