Heart Disease on the Rise in Young Women


The American Heart Association predicts 1 in 5 adults over 40 will develop heart disease in their lifetime. But a recent study shows heart disease is becoming more common among younger people.

The study shows an increase in women aged 35-45 being affected by the disease. In some ways, everyone is at risk for the disease, especially with age. But there are some factors that increase chances of a heart attack including, but not limited to:

-Being overweight

-Having a poor diet


-High blood pressure

-High cholesterol 


Heart attack symptoms include, but are not limited to:

-Chest pain


-Memory loss


Doctors consider these to be classic symptoms, which are most commonly experienced by men. Women tend to showcase different indicators according to Dr. Pahul Singh at the Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville.

“A lot of times, especially the elderly female, and if they’re diabetic, they just present a shortness of breath, jaw pain, pain between the shoulder blades, or profuse sweating,” Dr. Singh said.

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