Heart Disease Symptoms: Women Keep An Eye On This Cardiac Arrest Symptoms

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Dec 31, 2016 05:34 AM EST

(EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) Dr. Charlotte Yeh, Deborah Roberts and Dr. Jennifer Mieres attend the Events Of The Heart: The Million Women's Heart Summit at Donna Karan's Urban Zen Center at the Stephen Weiss Studio on April 6, 2011 in New York City. (Photo : Getty Images/Andrew H. Walker)

There are different risk factors pertaining to heart for women. Women must recognize their personal risk factors for avoiding cardiac related deaths. The symptoms most reported by women are dizziness, nausea, weakness, shortness of breath, fatigue and back pain.

As written in Huffington Post, Dr. Jennifer Mieres, a professor of cardiology at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and a spokeswoman for the American Heart Association said that women heart attack conditions can be more diverse than that noticeable in men.

Heart disease in men is caused by an obstruction in their arteries, whereas in women, atherosclerosis can be a cause. Women are likely to report later to doctor after experiencing some symptoms as compared to men.

Women can assess their risk factors by checking their cholesterol and diabetes levels, blood pressure levels and triglyceride levels. Excessive use of drugs, alcohol drinking and smoking can also increase the risk of heart attack. Such practices stiffen aortas, hardens the heart tissue and raises blood pressure.

Mieres warned that according to research women are more prone to heart attacks in the wintertime because the cold air restricts oxygenated blood to reach the heart. Also, people take less care of their health during this season so special precautions must be taken to keep a check on cardiac health.

Extreme fatigue can also be an indicator of the cardiac problem. Women try to overlook in the case of fatigue, considering it as a result of their busy worktime but if they experience fatigue in small tasks and intervals, they must report to the doctor as soon as possible.

Women might majorly experience pain in lower abdomen according to Bustle. This symptom is misleading as they think that they are experiencing pain because of eating something unpleasant.

More knowledge and education regarding heart attack symptoms for women can be beneficial to a greater extent. Women must be cognitive of their own personal risk factors and work out to lessen the probability of cardiac arrest.

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