Women's Wellness 2 MIN READ 219 VIEWS February 25, 2021

Women’s Heart Health: How It Is Different

Written By Jyoti Jaswal

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Heart diseases are the number one killer of women for the last few years. There was a time when heart disease was considered the disease of men only but now women are more prone to it and complain of problems with heart valves more often. We have enough studies about the treatment and diagnosis of heart diseases but these are based on men’s hearts. The way women experience heart diseases is different from the way men experience it in various ways. So, heart problem symptoms in females is a different subject to study from the basics because only with the right information based action can prevent or improve the chances of women to survive in heart diseases.  In the article you will know how signs for women are different. 

Heart problem symptoms in females:

Most of the heart problem symptoms in females are similar to men’s like few minutes of discomfort that comes and goes, chest pain, and others. But chest pain is not one of the noticeable signs for women. In fact women can have heart attacks without it. There are plenty of female chest pain causes like lung related problems, inflammation in the heart, angina in women that is pain because the heart is not getting enough blood, and many more. Here are some other heart failure symptoms in women.

  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Jaw, neck, shoulder, upper back dissue
  • Breathing issues like shortness of breath
  • Pain in arms
  • Sweating
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness

Angina symptoms in women:

Angina symptoms in women include vomiting, breath shortness, upper back pain, abdominal pain, severe chest pain, and others. Maybe heart pain in women is because of it. Usually, it happens because of the lack of right oxygen level in the blood. 

How Heart in woman is Different From Men: 

  • General heart in woman have higher heart rates but smaller arteries 
  • Less plaque in women’s arteries. 
  • Women’s arteries are more prone to blockages or blood clots. 
  • Arteries are difficult to repair in women.

Women Tests:

Tests for heart health in women are different. There are some diagnostic tests in practice that are the standard in medicine but they are giving confusing results that make it difficult to have the right medicine for heart in them. So, you need to do some strategy to prevent it including:

Signs of a healthy heart: 

Here are the signs of a healthy heart: 

  • Normal heart rate
  • Better blood pressure
  • Improved energy level
  • Better HDL
  • Improved recovery rate
  • No breathing issues
  • Better oral health

As the symptoms of heart pain in females are less specific, it becomes very hard to identify the danger signs for heart. All these are some symptoms of heart blockage in females but many of are yet to be found. So, it is always best to do the tests for heart health from time to time and stay aware of its health. Ladies, if you smoke, quit it right now as it has worse effects on you than men.

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