admin - February 10, 2012
Both men and women need to worry about their cardiovascular health. This includes being aware of the symptoms of heart attack. For women, this may include paying attention to a different set of physical symptoms than chest pain. Read below to learn more.
Also, shown below is the top 10 causes of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control. See where heart disease falls on the list.
I hope you make it a point to focus on your heart and overall health this year. Start today!
Heart Attack Symptoms for Women May Not Be Chest Pain
The number one cause of death in the U.S. is cardiovascular disease – even for women! The only difference between genders is the possible symptoms.
Of course, the most common symptom of a heart attack is pain in your chest lasting more than a few minutes. An article in the Examiner.com,* however, reports that a high percentage of women who suffered a heart attack did not have chest pain.
Instead, according to The National Institutes of Health (NIH), some women experienced new or different physical symptoms a month prior. These physical symptoms, included one or more of the following:
- Trouble sleeping
- Shortness of breath
- Pain or discomfort in the jaw, stomach, back, neck and/or arm
So, make sure maintain a healthy lifestyle, get regular screenings from a trusted health source, and – especially for women – pay attention to physical changes/symptoms.
Top Ten Causes of Death in the United States
Here are the top 10 causes of death in the United States for 2010 according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). This information was released by the CDC on January 11, 2012.
- Heart disease
- Cancer (i.e. lung cancer, colon cancer and more)
- Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease (i.e. emphysema and chronic bronchitis)
- Strokes and Brain Bleeds
- Kidney Disease
- Intentional Self Harm ****If you ever have thoughts of suicide, call your doctor immediately****
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*Read the Examiner.com article in its entirety at: http://www.examiner.com/women-s-heath-in-milwaukee/heart-attack-smptoms-women-are-different-from-men