Both men and women can suffer from heart disease, and it can become life-threatening to all. In most cases, it has been noticed that women’s heart attack does not come with lots of symptoms. As per doctors, most of the time, women’s heart attack symptoms are tough to detect. Let’s check how the heat disease is different between men and women.
- Variations In biology: Men and women have different physiology. The development of lungs, brain, and even muscles are different in men and women. So the cardiovascular system too operates differently. The blood vessels in women are narrow, and the heart is smaller in comparison to men. This is one of the primary reasons that heart disease in ladies can develop differently.
- The difference in cholesterol build-up: The plaque in men mostly develops in the arteries that lead blood and oxygen to the heart. Whereas in women, the plaque builds up in the tiniest blood vessels in the heart.
- The difference in symptoms: Men mostly face chest pressure during a heart attack. Besides feeling the chest pressure, women also suffer from nausea, vomiting, sweating, and pain in the neck.
- The difference in risk factors: Many women face different complications during their pregnancy, and that can lead to heart disease. Preeclampsia, gestational diabetes are some acute causes of developing heart diseases in women.
- Differences in treatments: Since there is a difference in symptoms of heart disease between men and women, doctors also suggest different treatments for heart disease between men and women.
Still, there are differences in symptoms and treatments of heart complications between men and women but all need to take necessary preventive measures to stay safe. Hence it is suggested to lead a healthy lifestyle, eat healthy food, and consult with doctors in case of any complication to your heart.
Dr. Meghana Pande is a physician and critical care specialist with a rich experience of 15 yrs, located in Hadapsar, Pune. She has completed her MBBS from DY Patil medical college Mumbai. She has done her post-graduation ( DNB Internal Medicine) from central railway hospital, Mumbai. She then pursued critical care medicine and mastered the subject with an IDCCM degree from the prestigious Lilavati hospital Mumbai. Dr. Meghana Pande is an experienced and skilled dr in her field of specialization. She has conducted workshops in trauma care, ATLS, ACLS, and BLS.
She has worked in Wockhardt hospital Nashik and single-handedly managed a 22 bed ICU and 8-bed cardiac care unit. She has also worked at Columbia Asia hospital Pune and is currently attached to Sahyadri hospital Hadapsar Pune. She is presently working as a senior consultant physician and intensivist and heading the department of emergency medicine.
Critical Care Specialist in Hadapsar, Pune Dr. Meghana Pande has a strong interest and experience in complicated respiratory, cardiovascular, diabetes, gastrointestinal, endocrine neurological disorders, and geriatric health.
She was also at the forefront providing her expertise in the management of covid 19 patients during the pandemic. She comes with a rich experience of 15 yrs in critical care illnesses and management, internal medicine including management of e-ICU and ECMO.