The reason more women die every year from heart attacks than men is that they don’t receive the same Early Warning Signals from their hearts that men receive from theirs!
The truth is Cardiovascular Disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.
However women, particularly young women, tend to have far fewer of the most common Early Warning Signals their hearts will start send them right before they have a heart attack than men.
In addition, the way women tend to respond to treatment for Coronary Heart Disease is completely different the way men respond.
According to new study in the Journal of American Heart Association the Early Warning Signals men receive from their hearts before a heart attack are not the same as the Early Warning Signals women are receiving from their hearts!
That Could Be The Reason More Women Are Dying From Heart Attacks Every Year Than Men!
For example, take a look at a list of Early Warning Signals women report they are receiving right before they have a heart attack:
- Shortness of Breath
- Feeling Faint
- Breaking Out In A Cold Sweat
- Pains In Their Arms, Back, Jaw or Stomachs
Here Are Some of The Other Most Common Early Warning Signals Women Say They Are Receiving
- Felling Tried
- A Cough
- Heart Flutters
As You Can See, None of These Early Warning Signals Seem To Be That Urgent. Do They?
That could be why most women tend ignore them?
Especially, since none of the Signals on either of these list seem be anything like what these women have grown up seeing on TV or in the Movies where the actor starts grabbing their chest and falling down on the floor in terrible pain!
That is the reason it is so important that women must pay close attention to all of the different Early Warning Signals in this Newsletter so they will have the time they going to need to stop what they are doing and Call 911 to get the medical help they need as fast as possible to save their life!
How Can I Determine If I Am At Risk of Having A Heart Attack?
When it comes to Cardiovascular Disease, women have some inherent Risk Factors including the ones below:
- Age – The older a person gets, the more likely they are to have Coronary Artery Disease and eventually have a heart attack.
- Family History – The risk of having a heart attack is much higher if a family member had a heart attack before 55 years of age for their farther and 65 years of age for their mother.
- Gender – Women usually experience problems with
Cardiovascular Vascular Disease and have heart attacks a decade, or so, later in life than men. However, it is important to point out that women are far more likely to die from their heart attacks than men!
- Ethnicity – In the United States ethnic differences in who might be more likely to develop Cardiovascular Heart Disease and have a heart attack exist, with higher rates of heart attacks and deaths among African American and Spanish women than Caucasian women.
Below Is A List of the “Risk Factors” That Are The Same For Both Men And Women That Can Be Managed With Lifestyle Changes And Medications:
- Quit Smoking – Smoking increase the risk of having a heart attack by 2 to 3 times since it causes more plaque to form with your arteries that can eventually become unstable and cause you to have a heart attack.
- Diabetes – Controlling Your Diabetes
- Hypertension – Lowering Your Blood Pressure
- Obesity – Maintaining A Healthy Weight
Diagnosis & Treatment
It is important women go in for regular screenings to check for all of the different potential risk factors mentioned in this Newsletter such as: Diabetes, Abnormal High or Low Cholesterol Levels and High Blood Pressure.
If necessary, women should also be certain they schedule the following “Test” to detect whether or not they have Coronary Artery Heart Disease:
Electrocardiogram, Cardiac Stress Test, Ultrasound or Nuclear Stress Test, and a Coronary Angiogram
And if any of these “Test” detect that they have Coronary Artery Heart Disease, they should contact their Cardiologist who will start them on a series of medications designed to relieve them of the symptoms associated with having Coronary Heart Disease and reducing their risk of having a heart attack in the future.
However, if any of these “Test” reveal they have a more serious case of Cardiovascular Heart Disease, they should consider undergoing “Stent Surgery” that will unblock any blockages they might have in the arties by placing a small metal “Stent” in the blocked areas of their coronary arteries.
Or if there are too many areas blocked, they may have to consider undergoing Coronary By-Pass Surgery also called CABA Surgery.
The Good News Is…Coronary Heart Disease Is Preventable!
Especially, if you take the following actions that are designed to reduce the risk of having Coronary Heart Disease before you have it while you are young and if you already have it and dramatically reduce the major Protective Risk Factors of actually having a heart attack if one or more the “Test” you take proves that you already have Coronary Artery Disease:
- Exercising Regularly
- Quit Smoking
- Eating Healthy & Maintaining A Normal Weight
- Checking Your Blood Pressure & Cholesterol Levels Frequently
- Controlling Your Diabetes
- Follow Doctors Advice & Take Your Medications Regularly
It is important to note that all of the above mentioned Protective Risk Factors have shown a markedly decrease of up to 80% for both men and women when…They Start Living A Healthier Lifestyle!