What Symptoms For Cardiac Diseases Women Can Have?

Nowadays, unfortunately, cardiac diseases are one of the main causes of death.

It is important to know the symptoms no matter how small they may be. Especially in the case of women, they progress without any special visible characteristics. Here, we would like to give simple and clear explanation of the symptoms of the main cardiac diseases in women.

The causes of coronary heart disease are very different between the sexes. Women are often more at risk according to their lifestyle. You may sometimes feel fatigued and justify this with the pressure of daily obligations.

These are small details that you should keep in mind especially if you are a woman.

What Symptoms Can A Woman Have?

  1. Chest Pain or Angina

Chest Pain or Angina

When our heart muscle can’t get enough oxygen-rich blood then we feel chest pain or angina.

In men, it is a very strong pressure in the chest that can reach to the arms. In women, it happens in a different way. It is like an unidentifiable pressure, a burning sensation which is located more in the neck, throat, abdomen, jaw and even the back.

Another important information: when men suffer from angina, they feel more pain during physical activity, but it alleviates when they are resting. It is the opposite in women. It is more likely for them to suffer from angina while they are sleeping.

There are also other facts that show that emotional problems, tension, and anxiety in women increase the danger of these types of cardiac diseases in women.

  1. Heart Attack Symptoms

Heart Attack Symptoms

Maybe the most common symptom that precedes a heart attack is chest pain. But according to statistics, only half of women have pressure, discomfort  or malaise in this part of the body.

Thus, we should keep in mind the following information: sometimes we confuse cardiac diseases in women with other affections. That’s why we should be aware of feeling continuous back or neck pain, stomach acid, indigestion, extreme fatigue, nausea and difficulty breathing when going up stairs.

Confusion and dizziness are also very characteristic in women. Men, on the other hand, tend to suffer from cold sweats and pain in their left arm.

  1. Cardiac Insufficiency

Cardiac Insufficiency

You have cardiac insufficiency or heart failure when your heart is incapable of pumping enough blood to your body. You will have problems doing the demands of everyday life.

How does it affect women? Pay attention to your legs, ankles, and the veins in your neck. If they are swollen and you feel very tired, go to your doctor so they can diagnose you.

  1. Broken Heart Syndrome or Cardiomyopathy from Stress

Broken Heart Syndrome or Cardiomyopathy from Stress

Broken heart syndrome or cardiomyopathy from stress is actually a temporary cardiomyopathy that is very similar to acute coronary syndrome, but is reversible and generally has a good prognosis. In general, it affects women more, which is why we should keep it in mind.

It is due to extreme emotional stress that ends up affecting the functioning of our heart in this syndrome. There are no signs that the arteries are blocked, but the symptoms are very similar to a hart attack.

It is one of the more recently identifiable cardiac diseases, that has a lot of impact today. It is associated with serious emotional stress: very high daily anxiety, from a loss, personal problems etc.

This level of stress causes our heart to have swelling at the tip of the left ventricle due to over stimulation.

The symptoms that this syndrome so-called “broken heart” are fatigue and suffocation. If you are dealing with a complicated situation in your life and you feel continuous suffocation, go to the doctor so they can give you a diagnose. The death rate associated with this disease is low, but it does not stop being an alteration in the functioning of your heart.

Our advice is to learn how to manage your emotions. Try to practice relaxation techniques, exercise a little bit to relieve tension. It is essential for your health. Don’t forget it.


Source: StepToHealth


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