Give Your Heart a Head Start
February 12, 2020
Although men and women can both experience a heart attack, the signs and symptoms are sometimes different. Commonly, men experience chest discomfort, discomfort in other areas of the upper body, and shortness of breath. Other possible signs include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea, and even light-headedness. Women can sometimes experience a heart attack without having chest pressure. In some cases, the pressure can be felt in their lower chest, upper abdomen, and even the upper back. They may experience extreme fatigue or fainting on top of the other symptoms.
The good news is there are steps you can take to help reduce your risk of a heart attack. If you quit smoking, you can reduce your risk of coronary heart disease by 50% in just one year! Also, begin exercising, as walking 30 minutes per day can help lower your risk of both a heart attack and a stroke. Modifying your diet is also an excellent step. There are many alternatives that can make your eating habits healthier. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to one of our team members that can help assist you, including nutrition, medication management, care management, health information, and your primary care provider.
IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING ANY OF THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS LISTED ABOVE, PLEASE CALL 9-1-1 OR GO TO THE NEAREST EMERGENCY ROOM
- “Heart Attack Symptoms in Women.” Www.heart.org, www.heart.org/en/health-topics/heart-attack/warning-signs-of-a-heart-attack/heart-attack-symptoms-in-women.
- “Warning Signs of a Heart Attack.” Www.heart.org, www.heart.org/en/health-topics/heart-attack/warning-signs-of-a-heart-attack.