Signs & Symptoms for Women
Be on the look out for…
· abnormal and significant fatigue
· sleep disturbance
· shortness of breath
· pain or weakness in the back, arms, or jaw
As women, we do have some protection against heart disease with the production of estrogen. Once menopause hits, we are at a greater risk, and this is why women tend to develop heart disease later in life than men. Age also brings on other varied health issues, making heart disease or heart attacks that much more serious.
Know Your Risk
Having an idea of where your heart health stands is the first step to preventing heart troubles. There are some common factors that contribute to heart disease and heart attacks, so see if you can make some changes to rid yourself of any risk.