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Early Signs of Heart Disease
Heart disease can look different for everyone. One common symptom is chest pain (often described as “crushing pain, “squeezing,” or “tightness.” The pain might even spread to the arm or neck with some nausea or fatigue.
Unfortunately, for many people, the first sign of underlying heart disease is a heart attack.
While men and women may differ in how they experience heart disease (women tend to have more fatigue and less chest pain), there are more similarities than differences.
Heart disease is the number one killer in the world, so it’s worth looking at your risk factors – both the ones you can control and the ones you can’t. Take steps to improve your diet, exercise habits, and take your prescribed medications. Plus, knowing your family history and genetic risk factors will help you get ahead of problems down the line.
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