In this article we tell you what are some of the most common signs that indicate you could be at risk of suffering a heart attack, however, there are some that manifest themselves differently in men than in women.
6 Signs that warn women that they will suffer a heart attack
1 – Pain in the back, neck, jaw or arms
A heart attack is primarily associated with pain in the chest or in the left arm, not the neck or the jaw. This pain can be progressive, annoying, sharp, or sudden. It can even wake you up in the middle of the night. That is why it is better to go to a doctor as soon as you start experiencing severe discomfort in these areas.
2 – Severe stomach pain
Some of the symptoms of a heart attack can be confused with signs of intoxication, flu, or heartburn. Sometimes women also experience pressure in the abdominal region.
3 – Cold Sweat
Cold sweat is another common symptom among women. It may be stress related, but if you know that is not the reason it is best to visit a specialist.
4 – Breathing problems and dizziness
Breathing problems are a very common symptom of heart attack, especially if it is joined to other symptoms.
5 – Fatigue
If even after you have rested well, you feel so tired that you can hardly perform actions as simple as going to the bathroom or combing your hair, you need to go to the doctor immediately. It is a symptom that your cardiovascular system is not working well.
6 – Pressure and pain in the chest
Pain, discomfort, burning or pressure sensation in the chest are symptoms that manifest regardless of your sex. However, some women experience pain not only on the left side of the chest but in the whole area. If the pain or pressure does not go away after a few minutes, see a doctor immediately.
Remember, it is always better to prevent than to cure.