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Learn the main symptoms of a heart attack in men and women


Heart attack symptoms can appear at any time and can take different forms, and there are differences in heart attack symptoms between men and women, so what are the main differences in symptoms that men feel compared to women, according to the "Heart UK" site.

 

Heart attacks occur when an artery that supplies the heart with blood and oxygen becomes blocked, usually due to a build-up of fatty plaques called cholesterol. Heart attacks fall under the umbrella of cardiovascular disease (CVD), which generally refers to conditions that involve narrow or blocked blood vessels.

 

Men usually show symptoms of a typical heart attack, which include chest pressure and pain, while the symptoms are often unknown in women, which increases the risk of this matter, as delay in receiving treatment as a result of ambiguity of symptoms may cause death, and the affected women often feel Heart attack pain in areas far from the chest, including the jaw, neck, abdomen, legs and arms.


Women are somewhat more likely than men to have some other common symptoms, especially shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, back or jaw pain, and although both men and women can be subjected to chest pressure as a symptom of a heart attack, there are some women who can have a heart attack. They may experience shortness of breath, pressure, pain in the lower chest or upper abdomen, dizziness, light-headedness, fainting, pressure in the upper back, or extreme fatigue.

 

According to the British Heart Foundation, the main symptoms of a heart attack include:

 

1- Chest pain or discomfort that occurs suddenly and does not go away, and you may feel pressure or tension.

 

2- Pain that may spread to your left or right arm, or it may spread to your neck, jaw, back, or stomach.

 

3- You may also feel nausea, sweating, dizziness, or shortness of breath.


Other symptoms of a heart attack that are less common include:

 

1- A sudden feeling of anxiety that may resemble a panic attack.

 

2- Excessive coughing or wheezing

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