How common is heart disease among women?

Heart disease/ Women. Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States and also a leading cause of disability in women. Heart disease kills more women than cancer. It is extremely important to have regular checkups and see your physician concerning preventing heart disease and other diseases.
As common as in men. But delayed by about 10 years due to protective effects of endogenous estrogen. CAD is #1 killer of women & men in the us.

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How common is heart disease in women in their early forties? Mom dad brother and sister no heart disease. On BP med pressure good.

Uncommon. The annual incidence of coronary artery disease before age 65 in women is about 0.5 % per year (most of that risk is actually in the years just before 65) Annual incidence of any cardiovascular disease is about 1%. That number is double for men. Read more...

Arm pain is a less common symptom of heart disease in women. What is main symptom?

Let me try to help. The most common symptoms of heart attack in women are , shortness of breath , weakness , unusual fatigue , cold sweat , dizziness , pain or pressure in the back or high chest , pain or discomfort in one or both arms , discomfort may be described as pressure, ache, or tightness; may come and go , a burning sensation in the chest or upper abdomen , irregular heartbeat , nausea. Thanks. Read more...

Sings of heart disease in women?

Music? "i left my heart in san francisco" always comes to mind, of course. I assume there's a typo: signs? Same as men with these caveats: premenopausal women don't get heart attacks unless they smoke, have diabetes, or use cocaine. Chest pain in older women may be atypical. In both men and women, there may be no pain at all. Shortness of breath alone may be a pain surrogate. Read more...

Signs of heart disease in women?

Women and CAD. It may be, at times women can have somewhat atypical symptoms. They are usually associated with shortness of breath or lightheadedness. If you have symptoms that occur and do not resolve with rest you should see your physician or go to the er. Read more...

What are common causes of heart disease?

Many things. The major ones are lifestyle and genetics. Eating a diet loaded with saturated fats (i.E animal products), sedentary lifestyle, and genetic predisposition is the recipe for heart disease. Read more...
Living in America. Bad diet, lack of exercise, living to be older than nature expected, and the general failure of our genes to protect us from these illnesses. Give it another 10, 000 years and hopefully we'll adapt. Read more...

How common do heart disease occur in 20s?

About 5% To the best of my knowledge, it is around 5% or so. Congenital heart diseases is found more and more these days because children born with such are getting treated and survive into adulthood and reproducing! if you have a strong family history, check with your doc regularly. Read more...

What are symtoms of heart disease for women?

The typical symptoms. You here are about such as chest pain, or radiation of pain to the jaw, neck, or arm, shortness of breath, or exertional shortness of breath, or sweats. Sometimes, people have atypical symptoms, such as discomfort in the abdomen. You might have nausea. Sometimes, it can be fatigue but this is pretty atypical. Keep in mind your risk factors. If you have them, be proactive and be tested... Good luck. Read more...
Atypical. Women's heart disease symptoms are often different than men's who have chest pain with left arm radiation, and shortness of breath. Post-menopausal women are more at risk for heart disease with the peak age being 55-60. Symptoms for women are varied such as "indigestion", or neck pain. Any chest pain should see a md immediately as heart disease is the #1 killer of women. Read more...

What are the symptoms of heart disease in women?

Differences. Women tend to have the same symptoms for heart disease as men, but there are some differences. Women tend to have more shortness of breath and fatigue & less actual chest discomfort. Although it is not an "all or none discussion, " any symptom between the belly button and the mouth, front or back, including neck-shoulders-arms and jaw can be a sign of heart discomfort. Hrs, md, facc. Read more...

What are risk factors for heart disease in women?

Mars/Venus. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity (bmi 30+), family history of heart disease. Some things increase risk more for gals than guys: smoking, mental stress/depression, lower estrogen after menopause; metabolic syndrome (belly fat+high blood pressure+high triglycerides+high blood sugar). We can: get moving, don't smoke, eat right, watch our weight, balance work/play. Read more...