While men and women are equally at risk of becoming sick or injured, Marla Ahlgrimm says that women should pay attention to signs of any of the following:
Heart disease is easily the top cause of death for females. And, unlike men, women may not experience the typical symptoms. Women are more likely to notice vomiting, shortness of breath, or nausea. Although chest pain is also common in women, it is often chalked up to heartburn, especially when accompanied by nausea. According to Marla Ahlgrimm, lower estrogen, higher blood pressure, and elevated cholesterol put women at a higher risk of heart disease after menopause.