You’ve probably heard that heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the U.S. That’s most likely because so many of our common habits are not very heart-healthy. In fact, heart disease accounts for 40% of all U.S. deaths, more than all forms of cancer combined.
“Heart disease” is actually an umbrella term that includes conditions like heart attack, cardiac arrest, congestive heart failure, and the most common form, coronary artery disease. And unfortunately, many of the signs that you’re destined for heart disease aren’t what you might think. If you have several of the following symptoms, your health issues could very well be in your heart.
Frequent nausea and indigestion
Nausea and indigestion can be caused by a lot of things, many of them harmless. But if you haven’t eaten anything unsettling, you’re not sick, and you have other symptoms of heart problems, see a doctor. Nausea and indigestion without a reasonable explanation can be a sign of a heart attack, and women are more likely than men to experience them.