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Signs of Heart Problems Women Should Know

Women's Health By Meenakshi ChaudharyAug 07, 2013

Chest Discomfort

Heart attacks in women usually involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.

Shortness of Breath

Shortness of breath, otherwise common, can also be a sign of heart trouble due to the extra stress on your heart. If you get tired or feel exhausted for no reason then it could be  a matter of concern.

Sweating Throughout the Day

Sweating, more than usual could be a warning sign of heart problem. Our heart takes more effort to pump blood through the clogged arteries hence the body will sweat more in order to keep the body temperature down. In addition if you experience any cold sweat or clammy skin then it’s time for you to consult your doctor.

 

Discomfort in Upper Body

Another common sign is discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach. The stimulus may also reduce during the discomfort and the pain may go away just to come back soon.

Fatigue

A tired feeling all the time and struggle with everyday activities, such as shopping, climbing stairs, carrying groceries or walking is a common symptom of an unhealthy heart. The heart can't pump enough blood to meet the needs of body tissues. The body diverts blood away from less vital organs, particularly muscles in the limbs, and sends it to the heart and brain.

 

Stomach Pain

Sometimes women experience severe abdominal pressure which could be a sign of a heart problem. Take any severe stomach pain seriously and contact your doctor right away.

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