Generally, heart diseases are thought to be a problem of men, however, they are almost equally associated with women. As the symptoms of heart diseases can differ in women, so sometimes women don’t know what to take care of.
Symptoms of heart disease in women:
Chest pain is the most common symptom in women as in men. However, women don’t consider chest pain as a noticeable problem and let it go undiagnosed. They consider it pressure and tightness, and in fact, it is possible to have a heart attack with chest pain.
Unlikely to men, women can suffer from heart problem without any chest pain such as:
- Breath shortness
- Pain in a single or both arms
- Discomfort in abdomen, neck, and jaw
Like men, there are several risk factors for women which are associated for developing heart problems. Some of the most common factors are:
A woman with diabetes is having more chances of developing heart disease in comparison to men with diabetes.
Stress and Depression:
Stress and Depression also affects a woman’s heart more than man’s.
Smoking is also a greater factor of heart disease in women as compared to men
Lack of physical has always been an important factor for heart-related diseases.
At the time of pregnancy, high blood pressure and diabetes can contribute to long-term heart problems.