When it comes to your health, there are certain symptoms that people experience and not really think anything of. Some people feel things that aren’t a big deal. For example, when nauseous, you would probably just assume you’re hungry or ate something bad.
You probably wouldn’t associate such a common feeling with a heart attack. People tend to wait until they feel back to normal and completely ignore the fact that it may be something a little more serious.
According to health.com, an estimated 38, 000 women that are under the age of 50 experience heart attacks every year in the U.S. The problem is, people can easily confuse heart trouble with other ailments, such as indigestion.
Many of us have learned about the typical symptoms of a heart attack such as experiencing sudden chest pains and/or pain in your arm.
But according to experts, women can experience far less obvious signs of a heart attack compared to men.
It’s really important to be aware of those less obvious signs and to see a doctor immediately. Having it ignored can make the problem far worse.
George S. Abela, M.D. tells Glamour magazine, “The symptoms in women vs. men are much less dramatic. That’s part of the issue that leads many women to ignore their symptoms.”