Heart disease in women is not as widely known as it is in men. The numbers for women are no less dire than they are for me. One in five women will die of heart complications, and heart disease is a leading cause of death among most women. Women develop heart disease from traditional and non-traditional causes like high blood pressure and diabetes sleep deprivation. There are many common symptoms of heart disease like chest and arm pain, weakness, fatigue, nausea. Indications can be different for men and women. Diagnosis of heart disease comes from a stress test, ECG, and ultrasounds among many tests. There are traditional and non-traditional treatments including lifestyle changes, medicine, supplements, and therapy.
- The average age of heart attack symptoms in a women is 72, and every 40 seconds someone has a heart attack in the United States.
- To reduce your risk, try to maintain a healthy diet, add some heart healthy supplements to your routine and get consistent exercise.
- Some symptoms of a heart attack include weakness, pain or discomfort in the chest and shortness of breath.
“Despite these daunting facts about heart disease in women, the CDC estimates that only about half (56 percent) of women recognize the impact of cardiovascular health on the female population.”