Symptoms of a heart attack can be more than just a pain in the arm or the chest. For women, the symptoms of a heart attack can also present themselves in other, less obvious ways.
Here are five warning signs of a heart attack that manifest themselves in women specifically.
This one is pretty simple and it manifests in both men and women.
While symptoms of a heart attack can differ between genders, this is still considered the number one sign of a heart attack.
Dr. Sharonne Hayes, director of the Women’s Heart Clinic at the Mayo Clinic, notes that “it’s important to say that we’re way more alike than we are different. The main symptom for men and women is some type of chest discomfort, pain, pressure, burning. About 90 percent-plus of men and women have that, if asked.”
Lightheadedness, dizziness, and other pain
Changes in your ability to exercise can be a massive sign of a heart attack.
Women can have more shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting as a sign of having a heart attack. It’s important to consider seeing a doctor if you’re feeling any of these symptoms.