What are heart problems symptoms and can you easily the signs? It is easy, and far too common, to go into denial when experiencing symptoms of heart disease or heart attack but if these symptoms are present the problem will not go away.
Learn to recognize the signs and get treatment early before irreversible damage is done.
Know your risk of heart disease
The first thing you want to be aware of is your risk of heart disease. These risk factors do not need to be present in order for you to be experiencing heart problems and symptoms but they will strengthen the case that you are indeed experiencing a problem that requires immediate medical assistance.
The risk of heart-related problems is higher in “anyone over the age of 40 who is overweight (and more so if they have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, smoke, or have a family history of heart disease)”
Heart problems and symptoms of a heart attack
Symptoms of a heart attack can present in many ways however there are a number of symptoms that should raise a red flag for you.
- Chest pain or a feeling of pressure or tightness in the chest
- Shortness of breath
- Heavy perspiring
- Pain in the shoulder, neck, jaw, or arm
- Heartburn or a feeling of indigestion
Heart problems and symptoms of a heart attack are more common in women.
Is heart attack a “man’s illness?”Hardly, in fact, more women die of heart-related problems than men in any given year.
Because symptoms tend to be more subtle in a woman a proper diagnosis can be more challenging or contributed to more benign problems such as anxiety or stress.
Symptoms of heart disease or heart attack in women may start slowly and build or come on strong and intense. A woman can experience any of the symptoms mentioned above however the following symptoms are more widely expressed by women.
- Stress, anxiety or a feeling of impending doom
- Nausea, vomiting or dizziness
- Discomfort between the shoulder blades
When it comes to recognizing heart problems symptoms, denial and ignorance can be deadly. Take the symptoms seriously and seek treatment early.