According to research published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, women need to stop thinking that a little pain in the chest is nothing and stop ignoring this symptom.
Whatever the intensity of pain is, it deserves an investigation.
The study showed that women, unlike men, need the pain to get worse or wait until there are other symptoms before seeking medical attention. And this mistake can be fatal. Symptoms of angina should never be ignored.
In the study of 31 cardiac patients, six stages were found in respondents after chest pain: uncertainty, denial, concern for family members, recognition of the severity, medical care, and acceptance.
And the big difference between the male and the female patients was that women took longer time than men in the denial stage, in addition to waiting for family members to say that something is not right.
Women are more prone to heart disease, despite the great popular belief that it is prominently a male problem.
Women also believe that they don't want to become a burden, they are overacting, or have too much on their plate to worry about it, thus undermining prevention.