Heart Attack Symptoms Differences In Women and Men

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Physicians encourage people to seek help in case of a heart attack as soon as possible as it increases the chance of recovery. Unfortunately, many people hesitate to seek help because they do not know what the symptoms of heart attack are beside the obvious one: chest pains.

In this article, we’ll see how the symptoms of heart attack can vary between the two genders.

Symptoms in Men:

Men have a greater chance of experiencing a heart attack as compared to women. If you have a family history or are a smoker, have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or are obese, then you’re chances get even higher. Symptoms in men can involve any of the following:

  • Feeling pressure in the chest or chest pains that increase in intensity over a short period
  • Upper body pain in the left side of the body
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • Shortness of breath or breaking into a cold sweat
  • Spells of dizziness
  • Stomach discomfort similar to indigestion.

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