Symptoms of heart disease in women

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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.
Avatar n tn 33 year old female G2P2 has acute chest pain, takes her kids to school and presents herself in the ER for chest pain, 8/10, short of breath and having palpitations. Dad died of MI 2 years ago. She works out aerobic exercise 3x/week. Can she be having unstable angina?
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 You should get yourself checked to eliminate the possibility of a heart disease. The best way to combat this feeling of dizziness and nausea is to ensure that you do not stop your exercise session abruptly. Do some cooling down before ceasing the exercise. In fact, that is why health experts advocate warming up and cooling down exercises prior to and after a workout. Don't know if this applies, but something to think about.
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 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.
976897 tn?1379171202 Also, I do not think most women are aware of the fact that heart disease is the number 1 killer of women. With so much emphasis put on breast cancer, the problem with heart disease is not of any worry to most women. After raising 4 kids with a full time job and a husband that worked many years out of town, I am now raising 3 young grandchildren with a full time job.
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 n tn I have pretty strong history of heart disease on my mom's side but nothing tricky. And mostly due to diabetes and hypertension. I am not diabetic nor do I have high blood pressure. Well, I used to always be in the 65/105 area and now I am in 120ish/80ish. Not high per se, but higher for me. I have an appointment at the Mayo Clinic on Feb. 16. I am hoping to find some help there as I am feeling worse and worse.
987762 tn?1331031553 I agree with everyone too, you can't play around with it and I know MS presents a lot of symptoms but when they are symptoms that resemble a heart attack it is better to be safe than sorry. Don't take chances, go to the er and get the EKG and blood work if not for yourself then for your loved ones who are concerned.
469720 tn?1388149949 But according to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease is the leading killer of women over age 25. It kills nearly twice as many women in the United States than all types of cancer, including breast cancer. 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.
Avatar n tn My question is, now I am experiencing some other things that I have read could be the early warning signs of an impending heart attack in women, they are - spasmodic dry cough (comes out of the blue, sometimes 12 x day, others 2 x day), and I am suffering from very interrupted sleep. I am waking up almost every hour on the hour every night for the past week or so. I also suffer from extreme bouts of fatigue (not always in conjuction with lack of sleep).
Avatar n tn I had read in a health magazine that signs and symptoms of a pending heart attack can be present for as early as two years prior to the actual event, especially in women. If this is a fact, then women with symptoms of lightheadedness, dizziness, intermittent back, arm pain etc. that are examined, and given stress tests, scans etc. could still be at a greater risk in the future if these test are borderline or false negatives. When should a cardiac cath.
Avatar n tn I have been aware over the last many months of what seems to be an increase in heart related deaths in younger males and also females in my area alone which is one of the smallest states. The average age range is thirty to fifty years old. I understand many factors play a part in each case...
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 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. I think you are on the right medications and with close followup should hopefully be able to minimize your risk fo future evens despite the fact you've had 2 in conjunction. I wouldnt give up at this point and continue to do the things you enjoy.
1161780 tn?1266715444 Why is it that the symptoms of heart disease in women are often times difficult to quantify? The very nature of heart disease in women has yet to be fully understood. Perhaps assigning it a proper name will help. Ischemic Heart Disease Also known as Cardiac Syndrome X, also known as Microvascular Coronary Disease. Confused yet? You are not alone.
1161780 tn?1266715444 To have them tell it, that’s a whole lot of ladies in a constant state of funk. Am I to believe that I have heart disease because I have a bad attitude? I refuse to believe my condition was caused because I’m a grouch now and then. Truth be told, I’m quite happy; even with this stupid disease. I’ve always been rather optimistic about the future. So, before I let this study get the better of me and send me into anger management, I thought it best to accentuate the positive.
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 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 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 f tn teeth ache and tightness in throat (my symptoms before heart surgery)- has been suggested it is small vessel heart disease. Is there anyone who is experienced in this? What can I do other than lifestyle change? - I work out (much slower now) 5x week, eat healthy, no smoke or drink, no family history. I will be happy to travel to see doc experienced in this.
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 m tn It remains at rock bottom or not even measurable BELOW range. I have done some research of the top 10 symptoms of low T in women and she has about 7 or 8 of the ten symptoms. THat being said, many of these symptoms are also parallel low Thyroid which we know she has and is being treated for. However have any other women out there been diagnosed ith Low T? If so have you been treated? what worked? How did you find a Dr to treat you? And how do you feel now?
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Avatar n tn Sorry to hear about your MI. Nausea and vomiting, cold sweats are fairly common MI symtoms for women according to my cardiologist. 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.
299260 tn?1304219705 A strong woman isn't afraid of anything… But a woman of strength shows courage in the midst of fear. A strong woman won't let anyone get the better of her… But a woman of strength gives the best of herself to everyone. A strong woman makes mistakes and avoids the same in the future… A woman of strength realizes life's mistakes can also be unexpected blessings and capitalizes on them. A strong woman wears a look of confidence on her face… But a woman of strength wears grace.
Avatar f tn 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.