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Are women more prone to heart diseases? I read that indigestion is a symtom of heart disease and it is more prominent between women, is that true?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: No

Numbers are funny: everyone dies of something and the leading cause of death in women and men is heart disease.
In all age categories, women outnumber men, so in absolute numbers, "more women die of heart disease than men". Actually premenopausal women are protected unless they smoke or have diabetes. Angina is often mistaken for indigestion by both sexes.

In brief: No

Numbers are funny: everyone dies of something and the leading cause of death in women and men is heart disease.
In all age categories, women outnumber men, so in absolute numbers, "more women die of heart disease than men". Actually premenopausal women are protected unless they smoke or have diabetes. Angina is often mistaken for indigestion by both sexes.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes,

Yes, some people experience chest discomfort from their heart disease that feels similar to indigestion rather than the more typical anginal chest pain or pressure.
It is true that women are more likely to experience atypical heart disease symptoms such as this one, and because of this the accurate diagnosis of heart disease can be delayed. If you experience indigestion-like symptoms that increase with activity as opposed to after meals, this could be a clue for have heart disease. Be sure to tell your doctor about this symptom.

In brief: Yes,

Yes, some people experience chest discomfort from their heart disease that feels similar to indigestion rather than the more typical anginal chest pain or pressure.
It is true that women are more likely to experience atypical heart disease symptoms such as this one, and because of this the accurate diagnosis of heart disease can be delayed. If you experience indigestion-like symptoms that increase with activity as opposed to after meals, this could be a clue for have heart disease. Be sure to tell your doctor about this symptom.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Thank
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