Most women know the symptoms of a heart attack -- squeezing chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea. But as it turns out, these symptoms are more typical for males. Female heart attacks can be quite different -- and it’s important for all women to learn the warning signs.
Rhonda Monroe's story is a cautionary tale. She was mystified when strong pain struck her left breast and left arm. Monroe, who was a 36-year-old mother of three, didn’t know it at the time, but she was having early symptoms...
diabetes. Because diabetes causes high blood sugar
levels, it can cause damage to the arteries in the heart, leading to
atherosclerosis and poor blood flow to the heart muscle. Atherosclerosis occurs
more often and at a younger age in people who have diabetes.