Heart disease symptoms for women

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Avatar n tn Hello, I was just wondering if you could tell me why men recieve more aggressive treatment,when comes to heart disease, Then women do c/o of the same symptoms. When alot of articles out there say women are more likly to die from a heart attack then men. If this is the case, should'nt the same aggressive measures be taken for women. Also,could you please tell me what variant angina pectoris is,and what can be done about it.
Avatar m tn Women have different, more subtle symptoms of heart disease than men. Mild chest discomfort or none at all is possible along with back pain, fatigue and nausea. Because you have the number one risk factor, being a smoker, you need to get checked out. Call a local hospital and ask about your situation, they may have a program for you, but don't wait until it's too late.
976897 tn?1379171202 It would appear from some papers published that Heart disease in women used to be a lot less in numbers than in Men, especially up to a certain age. I think this is why so many Doctors dismissed heart problems in women with typical symptoms and some still do. However, it has been realised that since women have taken the roles they have in the work place, heart disease is definitely on the increase for them. It seems the more stressful the job, the worse their condition becomes.
469720 tn?1388149949 Early Warning Symptom for the #1 Killer of Women Is Under-recognized Heart disease is the #1 killer of women in the United States. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)-clogged or narrowed arteries in the legs-is a red flag that the same process may be going on elsewhere because PAD is associated with other life-threatening vascular diseases. Through early detection, interventional radiologists can save women from future stroke, heart attack, and early death.
Avatar f tn liz, Could this be the onset of a heart attack/heart disease? Certainly your symptoms need to be more closely evaluated. You do have a very low risk of coronary disease at your age.While rare....it would not be unheard of. Even if not related to ischemia the symptoms you have warrent further evaluation. I would seek evaluation with your primary physician to examine you before you further pursue your exercise program.
Avatar m tn The problem is, you need to be experiencing the symptoms during a test so it can be eliminated from the heart. If you get these symptoms every day, ask if you can wear a 24 hour holter monitor to see if you have some kind of rhythm disfunction. The Doctors need to see some test results taken while the symptom existed.
469720 tn?1388149949 Only 13 percent of women think heart disease is a threat to their health. The misleading notion that heart disease is not a real problem for women can be blamed in part on medical research. For a very long time, heart disease studies have focused primarily on men. Changes are under way, but some doctors still fail to recognize the warning signs displayed by female patients.
Avatar n tn Heaviness in the chest and pain between the shoulder blades are classic heart attack symptoms for women so if you have them before you can see your doctor, go get checked out at the ER. It could be nothing, but why take a chance?
Avatar n tn Hi! I know its quire late to reply to you question. But I would say if you have such kind of problems then do not go to many health consultants just get the checkups done and find out the specialist near about you. Hope all going to be fine!
Avatar n tn My mom has experienced migraines in the past where she experienced similar symptoms (dizziness, vomiting) but never arm or neck pain and it was never this bad. So what are the chances of it being heart disease?? Also what other conditions might it be? Also what kind of tests can we run now that it is more than 24 hours after the incident?
Avatar n tn A preventive cardiologist specifically is trained to examine all of your possible risk factors for heart disease and try to minimize them. All cardiologist to some extent play this role, but in your case it may be good to see someone who specializes in this field. Have you ever heard of a case like mine? Yes. Often. Ive seen MIs in women as young as 29 and in men even younger.
987762 tn?1331031553 BUT THERE IS NO WAY TO TELL IF THIS IS YOUR HEART UNTIL YOU HAVE AN ECG AND BLOOD TESTS TO TRACK LEVELS OF CARDIAC ENZYMES THERE IS NO SURE CORRELATION BETWEEN DEGREE OF DISTRESS AND SEVERITY OF HEART DAMAGE DURING A HEART ATTACK. You may be right about all your explanations for these symptoms but even when a diagnosis of MS is certain, we can't afford to assign every body malfunction we experience to it. MS is capable of intruding on nearly every aspect of our being.
Avatar n tn Should women (or men) have a routine nuclear stress test at a certain age? Her current meds are aspirin 81mg and 10 mg Lipitor. Thank you.
Avatar dr m tn What this article doesn’t address, however, is how to prevent heart disease in women in the first place. Sleep apnea is a very common condition that if left untreated, can cause anything from depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, heart attack or stroke. It’s estimated that up to 1/4 of all men and 1/10 of all women may have at least some degree of sleep apnea. The frightening statistic is that about 90% of women with sleep apnea are not diagnosed.
Avatar n tn I am an African American female and it would have done my heart good if you had stated that you and your contemporaries at CCF never delay ordering heart caths for women and African Americans. You stated definitively that the practice is dying out when it comes to women, but no comment regarding African Americans...
352007 tn?1372861481 For those who are women and are diagnosed with MS who are premenapausal as well as postmenapausal with hormonal therapy, do you find that prior to your menses that you're symptoms worsen or every other month or does nothing happen at all?
Avatar f tn Hi! just wondering if anyone out there has heart palpitaions as a symptom for any kind of thyroid condition. I have elevated TSH (3.35) normal T4 low freeT3, normal reverse T3, high anti-tpo (35), and really high Anti-TG. I have constant heart palpitations (premature atrial contractions). I do not have weight gain or low energy. I do show dry skin and small amount of puffiness around eyes. It's mainly the palpitations bothering me. Any idea's out there?
Avatar n tn About me - 46 yr old female, strong family history of heart disease. I have had high blood pressure for over three years, and as of the last six months, its been almost impossible to control. Have ended up in ER a number of times when it has gone about 190/120. Just has stress test - positive for exercise induced ischemia. I am now scheduled to go for nuclear perfusion on Sept 30. I have had episodes of tingling/numbness if left hand and arm.
Avatar m tn It seems like anxiety is listed with the same symptoms as heart disease what is the difference other than anxiety attacks
Avatar m tn Indeed, fatigue is often associated with PAD and even myocardial infarction in women, While support hose may help, treatment goals for PAD is to manage the pain, improve functioning, and prevent PAD from getting worse as well as reduction of the risk for cardiovascular disease, in your case, hypertension. Lifestyle changes and regular intake of maintenance medication is also highly recommended.
Avatar n tn That said, I'll offer my conclusion that many women with heart problems have successful pregnancies. Of course, I'll also suggest that your doctor, maybe best the one you would pick for you pregnancy, is a very good source of information. I'm sure they deal with situations similar to yours from which they can give advice.
Avatar n tn Just recently my mother had the full cardiac workup just because of these symptoms. I would talk to your cardiologist about it. A woman’s heart attack symptoms are more likely to be unrelated to the classic crushing chest pain.
Avatar n tn Have there been any changes made or discussed at conferences regarding annual physicals and testing of a younger patient as a preventative measure for heart disease, or is it still no signs or symptoms, no problem? Thanks again for your time and any input you may have.
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Avatar f tn so they did a westen blot and the 41 band came up positive, but thats it so they said the western blot was negative and that I didnt have lymes disease. I just do not know what to do? for those of you who hve lymes disease, do my symptoms sound like lymes disease? or could it really just be anxiety? I am currently residing in Hampton Roads Va, and do not know how to find an LLMD near me. If any of you could help it would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar f tn There is no pain or shortness of breath.Last march I had a cath which showed very minor disease,and a 64ct last june which showed a small plaque near one of the arteries with no luminal stenosis and a calcium score of 70.In november of last year I had a follow up nuclear scan which was normal.This new symptom has been going on for several weeks and my doctor states that it maybe related to gastro/esophagus.any help or advice appreciated.
Avatar n tn People with lupus of mixed connective tissue disease are at higher risk for develping coronary or valvular heart disease. Given that your symptoms have been going on for some time now, albeit, atypical probably warrant further workup. The most concerning would be the chest pain, although, you describe it as atypical. Unfortunately, women tend to present atypically and I would hate write this off to something else without doing a thorough work-up.