Heart Attack Symptoms in Women Are Different Than in Men, Part 3 – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 425
InViteⓇ Health Podcast, Episode hosted by Jerry Hickey, Ph.
Welcome back to Part 3 of our podcast looking at how heart attacks in women can differ from heart attacks in men. This is a crucial thing to know. In Part 1, we discussed the symptoms of a heart attack in women. It’s not always crushing chest pain. It could be nausea, dizziness or quick-onset fatigue. It’s important to know these things.†
The role of CoQ10 in heart health
Let’s discuss coenzyme Q10. When CoQ10 is converted to its active form, ubiquinol, it allows you to use oxygen and calories for energy. This is involved with your brain, heart and every other system in the body. All the energy in your body requires CoQ10, but it has to be converted into ubiquinol for that to happen.†
Diabetics have a terrible time converting CoQ10 into ubiquinol, so they are much better off using a ubiquinol supplement. As you grow older, the level of ubiquinol in your body declines because it gets increasingly more difficult to convert CoQ10 into ubiquinol. This lack of ubiquinol impacts your muscles, including your heart muscle. Your heart is pumping blood 100,000 times a day, so it needs a lot of energy. Without ubiquinol, there’s a lot of stress in the heart.†
There have been many studies looking at the role of ubiquinol in heart health. One particular study found that when they gave elderly people ubiquinol, it actually cut down on the number of both men and women who died as a consequence of something wrong with their heart like heart failure, heart attack or sudden cardiac death. When you increase the amount of ubiquinol in the heart, you take a lot of pressure off of it. This means your heart is less likely to go into an arrhythmia, have a heart seizure or suffer a heart attack.†
Warning signs of a heart attack or heart issue
Here are some things you should look out for. Women more commonly have a condition called spontaneous coronary artery dissection. This occurs when one of the blood vessels in the heart tears. That can block your blood flow and can lead to really severe chest pain. It can feel like a heart attack. Women are more likely to have this issue, especially soon after pregnancy.†
There are things that can help improve the health of your arteries, including fish oils, cocoa, green tea and magnesium. Eating fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as nuts, can also be beneficial.†
In this episode, Jerry Hickey, Ph. concludes his discussion on heart attack symptoms in women. He details how different nutrients can impact heart health and also discusses additional heart issues that women may face.†
- The history of CoQ10
- Research on ubiquinol
- What can make your heart younger?
- Nutrients that benefit your heart
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