Did you know the Number 1 cause of death for women is heart attack? All women need to keep in mind that the decrease in estrogen (women’s hormone) will affect your body in so many ways. This will lead to sicknesses that are related to your blood vessels. “Heart Attack Symptoms for Woman 40+” will show you what symptoms that you need to be aware of.
When people hear the word ‘heart attack’, they will usually imagine a man holding his chest in pain. Women are more likely in danger for heart attacks because of lack of estrogen. There are some unique heart attack symptoms specifically for women that you don’t hear about very often. If you have the symptoms now call 911 immediately!
Unique Heart Attack symptoms for women
Call 911 immediately!
How to Save Your Life from Heart Attack
One thing for sure, knowing the signs of heart attacks for women will help you saving your life.
- Uncomfortable in your chest: It is common to have chest discomfort for more than a couple of minutes, or it either comes and goes. These include feelings such as squeezing, pressuring, fullness and pain in the chest.
- Upper body discomfort: Feel uncomforting in one or in both of your arms, back, neck, jaws and stomach.
- Breathlessness: Feeling out of breath with or without chest pain and discomfort.
- Unusual signs: Having a cold sweat, feeling light-headed, nauseous, feeling like you are going to faint or collapse.
What Causes a Heart Attack?
The risk of heart attacks and strokes increase dramatically for women over 50 years old. One major reason is the decrease in estrogen. Estrogen maintains the flexibility of blood vessels, which makes the blood circulation flow smoother. It will also help maintain a healthy balance within the cholesterol. There are other factors that can also cause heart attacks. These include women who have the following:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Hormone replacement therapy
- No exercise
- Family history
- Extreme difference in temperature (Warm to cold)
And that’s not all…
Even you are not overweight you might have a heart attack because each person has a different number of fat cells. A person who is always a little overweight has more fat cells than a skinny person. When a person overeat calories, the left over calories will fill up in the fat cells. When those fat cells become full, the excess calories then go to unexpected places such as the heart.
Get Rid of Fat on Your Heart Once and for All
Therefore, if a person lacks fat cells in their body, there is more chance for their excess fats to go to the heart. The fat on the heart is not only just ‘fat’. It becomes poisonous through the capillary vessels and will stop your heart from functioning. If you were slim when you are younger but have gained weight over the years, you might have fat on your heart that can cause heart attack!
Blood Pressure is The Key
Please check your blood pressure regularly. It will help preventing heart attacks and strokes. The following chart will show what is your blood pressure.
AHA recommendation for healthy blood pressure
Last of all…
It seems to be heart attacks are not only for overweight people. It can happen the normal size people too. It is important to check your blood pressure regularly so you can avoid heart attacks and strokes! Estrogen has an important role to the blood vessels that affect your heart and brain. If we can improve hormone balance and blood circulation, it will also help avoid heart attacks and strokes.
The Healthy Blossom will help you balance the shortage of hormones naturally. It will support healthy and happy aging from menopause age and beyond.
Minna no Katei no Igaku
American Heart Association