The 'hidden' heart risk in women
Is heart disease a man's disease?
Not on your life, ladies -- and if you ignore the risk, as MILLIONS do, that's exactly what'll be on the line.
It's not your fault. It's your own doctor that's to blame here, because a new survey finds that he has absolutely NO CLUE how dangerous heart disease is in women.
Yes, doctors. Medical professionals. Even heart SPECIALISTS (a.k.a. cardiologists) admit they're stumped when it comes to women and heart disease.
Can you believe that???
The survey finds 40 percent of mainstream doctors don't realize heart disease is a big health concern for women, and a staggering TWO-THIRDS admit they don't even discuss it with new patients.
It's the number one cause of death in women... deadlier than EVERY form of cancer COMBINED... and it doesn't even come up in key health conversations!
Amazingly, the doctors even came right out and confessed that they're clueless. Just 22 percent of primary care doctors say they feel they can evaluate women for heart disease.
Think that's bad?
Heart specialists can't figure it out, either!
Only 42 percent of cardiologists say they're prepared to assess heart disease risk in women.
That means nearly 60 PERCENT aren't!
How in the heck did these people even become cardiologists in the first place?
As a result of all of that misinformation, miseducation, and maybe even flat-out malpractice, the study finds that while 74 percent of women surveyed had at least one risk factor for heart disease, almost none of them knew it.
Just 16 percent had been told by a doctor.
With numbers like that, it's no surprise that patients have no idea what's going on either. Nearly half of the female patients surveyed said they didn't know heart disease was the number one killer of women.
It's not their fault. If their doctors aren't concerned, why should they be?
So, let me step in and do what your own doctor can't -- and that's give you the life-saving information you need to know, even if you don't THINK you're at risk for a heart attack.
And the warning signs AREN'T what you'd expect.
Women often have completely different heart attack symptoms than men, so they're often missed even by doctors.
That's one reason heart attacks are often deadlier in women.
While chest pain certainly can be a warning sign, it's not always there. You could feel pain in the back, neck, shoulder, and/or arms. Other symptoms include weakness, shortness of breath, sweats, dizziness, feeling hot, or a feeling of being both hot and cold at the same time.
If you spot any of those warning signs, especially if they come on for no apparent reason, don't wait for it to pass.