Heart disease – it’s not just for men.
Many are surprised to learn cardiovascular disease kills more women in America every year than all cancers, lung disease, Alzheimer’s disease and accidents combined.
Women’s heart disease often presents different symptoms than in men. During a heart attack, for instance, a woman might not feel chest pain or the feeling that a tremendous weight is on her chest. Instead, she might feel more of a sudden change in energy, extreme fatigue, dizziness or upper back pressure or pain.