Since heart disease affects women of all ages, even those who are active and seem healthy can face it. As you’re going about your busy life, your heart might be at risk without you even realizing it. Heart disease can be an unexpected killer, affecting surprising victims. Make sure your heart is as healthy as can be so you can accomplish everything you set out to do and be there for your friends and family.
Symptoms of Heart Attacks
- Shortness of breath
- Sweating too much
- Vomiting or nausea
- Pain in the jaw or back
- A feeling like a strained muscle in the upper arms or chest
- Prolonged fatigue
- Discomfort in the chest
Unfortunately, many of these symptoms are also common for other ailments, such as anxiety or the flu. And sometimes we attribute them to being worn out from the stress of everyday life.
The great news is that you can work to avoid heart disease and a heart attack, keeping your body strong. Track your blood pressure and cholesterol, exercise regularly, and avoid smoking. If something doesn’t feel right, contact your doctor.
If you’d like to know how your heart is doing or explore your risk factors and how you can work to keep your heart in shape, give us a call at 717-840-9885 or click on the button below to make an appointment.
Dr. Julie Drolet
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