Heart Attack Symptoms in Women


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Women may experience symptoms that mimic fatigue or the flu. Please review these heart attack symptoms for a woman.

Heart Attack Signs in Women
  1. Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of your chest. It lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back.
  2. Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
  3. Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort.
  4. Other signs such as breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.
  5. As with men, women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort. But women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting and back or jaw pain.
I have also heard for women that back pain in the area of the heart is also a common sign. Often, it is taken as ailment for some other issue in the body, but it is a major sign we as women should be well aware of.

Also, if the pain goes away with changing position it is not as concerning. But if you are having pain in the back or chest, arms, ect and changing your position does NOT relief the pain - then it is an even stronger sign to SEEK medical attention right away.
I have a family history of heart trouble. It took my grandmother, father and his sister. I have been working very hard to lose weight and get in better shape as a result. I have had 2 scares with chest pains and gone to the ER both times. Both times I stayed overnight and went through a battery of tests only be told my heart ws fine and they could find no cause for the pain. Cutting out caffeine seems to have helped, too. But yes, do pay attention to what your body tells you.