7 Subtle Signs Of Heart Attacks In Women
7 Rarely Signs Of Heart Attacks In Women: The ways that many women may experience heart attacks can be very different than the ways that many people expect people would experience them.
Because the signs of heart attacks in women can be far more subtle or vague than those traditionally associated with heart attacks, women may not always get the care they need when they need it.
Knowing what sorts of things could actually be related to your heart could potentially also help you determine what sorts of things might be worth chatting with your doctor about and which sorts of things might be more serious than you realized.
Though women can certainly experience the more classic and traditional signs of a heart attack like chest tightness, pain, pressure, and more, women often times experience heart attacks a bit differently than others do.
And since heart disease is the leading cause of death in women, according to the American Heart Association, knowing how to spot the signs of a heart attack is super important. If you know what to look for, you may be able to seek treatment — and get it — sooner, and that’s very important as well.
You might experience serious fatigue.
Fatigue is a vague symptom but exercise is a good way to measure it.
Fatigue is difficult to pin down, because it’s a vague symptom that can just be a part of life for some people sometimes.
“If you’re busy and you’re taking care of your family, or if your busy at work, or you’ve got like 17 things to do, you know, swinging by the doctor’s office is probably not your one, two, and three thing to do and so you kind of monitor and wait and see if things escalate and get worse,” Dr. Nicole Weinberg, MD, a cardiologist at Providence Saint John’s Health Center, told INSIDER.
“I think that’s one of the reasons why I really love dialing into exercise because if somebody has on their schedule that they’re exercising regularly and then they know that there’s a change in how they feel with exercise, I feel like that’s a great barometer to know when to take the time and seek some medical attention vs people that, you know, maybe are feeling like they’re a little fatigued or they’re not feeling quite themselves, but they can go out and do a spin class without any limitation or difficulty, that would make me a lot less concerned as a medical practitioner.”