Women do not always feel the same classic heart attack symptoms as men. To prevent yourself it is essential to know about the typical signs of a heart attack witnessed in women. Here are the 5 most important ones.
Squeezing of a heart: Women may feel a squeezing or fullness in their heart, rather than a pain. This could make them feel uncomfortable.
Pain in your arm(s), back, neck, or jaw: Pain in any or both of the limbs, neck, jaws and back are more common signs of a heart attack in women as compared to chest pain.
Stomach pain: Severe abdominal pressure that feels like an elephant sitting on your stomach is another common sign in women. This often goes unnoticed as heartburn, the flu, or stomach ulcer symptoms.
Shortness of breath, nausea, or lightheadedness: Having trouble breathing for no reason, feeling nauseated or breaking out in cold sweat is common among women. It feels like symptoms of stress but can be a heart attack.
Fatigue: Some women who have a heart attack feel extremely tired even when they are sitting or not moving enough. These signs of unexplained fatigue should not be ignored.