Signs and preventive measures of Heart disease in women

Author: Usman Zafar Paracha
Published: February 19, 2012 at 5:46 am

People usually think that heart diseases are rare among women but it is one of the most common causes of death due to diseases. According to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 88,000 women of the ages 45-64 and 372,000 women of age 65 and older have heart attack in a year and one in three American women dies from heart disease.

According to Health officials, following signs of heart are found in the women having heart disease:

  • Feelings of tiredness, which do not disappear even with proper sleep

  • Difficult breathing and sleeping

  • Scared or nervous feelings

  • Headaches which can be new and/or worse

  • Upset stomach with belly pain that is usually above the belly button

  • Pain and burning sensations in chest, which sometimes feel “heavy” or “tight” and this condition could spread to the jaw, neck, shoulders, ear or the inside of the arms

  • Pain in the back, between the shoulders

For a healthy heart, following measures may be adopted;

  • Women, with family history of heart problem, properly maintain their lifestyle and visit doctor or clinic more often

  • Smoking must be avoided and women must remain away from people who smoke

  • Cholesterol and Blood pressure must be maintained properly

  • Diabetes must be properly checked and controlled

  • Walking and other such activity on daily basis are helpful in decreasing the chances of heart attack

  • Eating must be controlled properly with reduced salt consumption through diet

  • Healthy weight is essential for controlling heart disease

  • Women with reduced stress, sadness and anger have reduced risks of heart attack

(Image Credit: Oleda)


About this article

Profile image for uzparacha

Article Author: Usman Zafar Paracha

Usman Zafar Paracha has been blogging in science and technology for more than 6 years. He is CEO of Email: Twitter: @jeepakistan

Usman Zafar Paracha's author pageAuthor's Blog

Article Tags

Share: Bookmark and Share