Heart Disease Is the No. 1 Killer of Women: What to Look For! by Dr. Heidi Renner
As moms, we are extremely busy at home, work, etc. Busy or not, we need to keep in tune with our bodies to make sure we're not endangering our health. Believe it or not, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women! Though we can have heart attacks like men, often the symptoms can be different. The most common sign of a heart attack is chest pain, but it’s less common in women. These symptoms are more common in women:
- shortness of breath
- back or jaw pain
Also, look for a feeling of being light-headed, breaking out in a cold sweat and pain or discomfort in one or both arms. Listen to your body!