HEART DISEASE SYMPTOMS?
DO YOU KNOW YOUR HEART ATTACK / CARDIAC ARREST SYMPTOMS?While heart attacks are commonly experienced by men and women, the
symptoms experienced by them are different. Symptoms of a heart
attack in women are much more subtle as compared to signs of a heart
attack when experienced by men.
Many women even compare the symptoms of a heart attack to
the flu or acid reflux. Hence it is important to be able to recognize the
symptoms of a heart attack and be able to distinguish them from symptoms
of other less fatal conditions.
Some of the characteristic symptoms of a heart attack that a woman should
look out for are:
Discomfort or chest pain
Chest pain is one symptoms of a heart attack. Men may feel pain in the left
side of their chest; women can feel pain in any part of their chest. This
process is called atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and can result
in angina (chest pain), heart attack, or stroke. High levels of
LDL cholesterol cause more plaque buildup and increase the risk of a heart
High cholesterol has various effects on your body, one of which is fatigue.
When plaque builds in the walls of your arteries, it leads to conditions such
as coronary heart disease, and coronary micro vascular disease, although
high cholesterol itself does not directly cause fatigue, the conditions
resulting from it can.
Pain in the jaw, neck, arms and back
Jaw pain might seem insignificant and turn out to be easily treatable and
temporary, but for some, it may red-flag a more serious issue, from gum
disease to heart attack. Men consider pain in the chest and left arm to be a
symptom of a heart attack but women can experience this pain in their jaw
and back as well. This pain can develop gradually or come on suddenly
Feeling tired even when you haven’t exerted any energy can be a sign of a
heart attack. Sometimes, this fatigue can be so much that it can from even
moving from the chair to the bed.
DO YOU KNOW YOUR SYMPTOMS OF HIGH CHOLESTEROL
Have High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure / hypertension and high cholesterol also are linked.
When the arteries become hardened and narrowed with cholesterol plaque
and calcium, the heart has to strain much harder to pump blood through
them. As a result, blood pressure becomes abnormally high.
Numbness or Coldness
If you have high cholesterol levels, you have an increased risk of
developing a variety of cardiovascular problems. If your high cholesterol
levels affect the arteries in your limbs, it can cause tingling and numbness
in your extremities
Shortness of Breath
Shortness of breath is an uncomfortable condition that makes it
difficult to fully get air into your lungs. Problems with your heart or
blood vessels and lungs can harm your breathing. Feeling
lightheaded or having trouble breathing even when you are not
exerting yourself could be a sign of a heart attack. At times this could
also make you feel like throwing up. This symptom is usually also
accompanied by one of the other more characteristic symptoms of a
Diet and physical activity do affect overall blood cholesterol levels, but
other factors inform your levels as well. Being overweight or obese tends
to increase bad cholesterol (LDL) and lower good cholesterol (HDL).
Getting older also causes LDL cholesterol to rise.
High Cholesterol Can Block Coronary Artery
Cholesterol-containing deposits (plaque) in your arteries
and inflammation are usually to blame for coronary artery disease.
Eventually, the decreased blood flow may cause chest pain (angina),
shortness of breath, or other coronary artery
disease signs and symptoms. A complete blockage can cause
a heart attack