HEAVY BREATHING AND SHORTNESS OF BREATH
Studies shows that 42% of women who have difficulty breathing or shortness of breath have a heart attack. Although this symptom occurs in men, women experience this without simultaneous chest pain. Heavy breathing usually occurs suddenly, often without any reason and in the absence of any physical effort.
PAIN IN THE UPPER BODY
Pain in the neck, back, jaw, teeth, hands (usually the left side) and the shoulder blades is a common symptom of a heart attack in women. When it comes to violations of the heart, the pain can be felt in other parts of the body. However, the pain that is related to a heart attack is limited to the upper body.
NAUSEA, VOMITING AND UPSET STOMACH
Studies show that women experience digestive problems, such as nausea, vomiting and heartburn during a heart attack. This occurs because the blood flow to the right coronary artery, which extends to the “bottom” of the heart, is blocked. If any of the following is not accompanied by chest pain, most women think it is indigestion.
SYMPTOMS SIMILAR TO FLU
Although quite unclear why, symptoms of a heart attack may include flu-like symptoms, including physical fatigue. If you feel like you cannot do what you usually do during the day, it is probably about the heart.
Be careful if you suddenly “break” into a cold sweat, especially if you are not in menopause. This is exactly one of the more common symptoms of heart attack in women.
PAIN OR PRESSURE IN THE CHEST
Classical chest pain may not be the main symptom of a heart attack. There are significant differences in symptoms in women and men. However, any acute pain or pressure in the chest deserves a rapid response. No matter what the symptom, if it happens for the first time and if it does not stop, it is better to be safe than sorry.
The feeling of dizziness is another, almost unknown symptom of a heart attack. Research shows that nearly 40% of women experience these symptoms; there is a lot of women that lose consciousness. These symptoms are not that common in men this is a result of a blockage of one of the blood vessels leading to the heart.