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3 years ago Health , healthy , Heart Disease

7 Warning Signs of Heart Attack in Women

Heart attack or myocardial infarction usually occurs when the smooth flow of blood to the heart is blocked, by a build-up of fat. When the flow of blood is blocked the tissues lose oxygen and dies.Heart attack also happens to women and can be identified through certain symptoms.

Symptoms of Heart Attack:

1.Fatigue:

Unusual fatigue can be one of the signs of heart attacks. Some women feel tired, at times even if they’ve been sitting still for a while. One must pay attention to fatigue and should watch out if it’s new or dramatic.

  • Does simple activity like walking to the bathroom make you feel exhausted?
  • Do you experience sleep disturbances even if you’re dead tired?
  • Do you feel completely worn out after your regular exercise routine.

2. Stomach pain:

Most of the time people mistake stomach pain with flu, stomach ulcer, heartburn.

  • Stomach pain can also cause in the middle of the upper abdomen.
  • The pain in the upper abdomen can be more like discomfort or heaviness rather than stabbing pain. It can also occur with or without pain.
  • The pain of a heart attack can also occur in epigastric area, like heartburn.

3.Shortness of breath & sweating:

Shortness of breath is caused by the increase in weight and also because of the lack of exercise. There are certain symptoms-

  • Without exertion, you’ll start sweating or will have a breathing problem.
  • Shortness of breath can also cause chest pain or fatigue.
  • Women can feel shortness of breath while lying down but it eases when they are sitting upright.
  • Sweating can also occur. Excessive sweating without any reason is a common symptom.

4.Chest Pain:

This type of pain is one of the most common heart attack symptoms

  • Chest pain may differ in both men and women.
  • It can be characterized by a sense of fullness, heaviness, squeezing or pressure on the chest.
  • The pain can last for few minutes or it can also return.
  • This discomfort can also spread down to the back or arms or to the neck and head.

5.Neck and Back pain:

These kinds of pains are more common in women than in men.

  • Neck pain can differ and people also misinterpret it at times.
  • Neck pain can also lead to back pain, the pain either be gradual or sudden or recurrent.
  • Jaw pain can also be the result of neck pain.

6.Anxiety:

If you’re feeling anxious, make a note of it.

  • Heart attack patients have said that at times they feel that something is wrong or weird.
  • They stress about everything and start feeling anxious.

7.Feeling Dizzy or lightheaded:

This is one of the most common symptoms of heart attack in women.

  • You start shaking for no reason.
  • Feeling faint from shortness of breath and start sweating.

If you notice any of the above symptoms consult your doctor and take necessary steps. Make a note of the symptoms and explain it to your doctor. Don’t ignore any signs or symptoms.

 

Read: 7 major signs of Heart Diseases.

 

4 years ago

Answer for Need Advice for Heart Attack – Father In Law

Due to several blockages, the doctor might suggest stent implant or bypass surgery. The procedure should be done on immediate basis to avoid further damage to heart.

4 years ago

Need Advice for Heart Attack – Father In Law

Hi Doctors ,
Need your advice on urgent basis as my father in law is having blockage and below are the report as per ANGIOGRAPHY :-
LAD – Long Segment Tubular Proximal Lesion 70-80% , PLAQUING in mid part.
D1 – Ostioproximal D1 80%
LCX – Non Dominant , proximal 80-90% long segment lesion , Mid 80% disease , diffuse disease distally
OM 1 – Proximally 100% occluded
RCA – occluded 100% from Ostium , Filling Restrogradely from left injection with Rentop Grade 2 Filling.

4 years ago

Answer for could-i-be-having-a-heart-attack

although, there is feeble chance of heart trouble at this age, still, to rule out, you may get an ecg test done and Troponin test. it could be due to gas, heart trouble or some neurological issue; we need to rule out them one by one. Consult a doctor and get the tests done.

4 years ago

could-i-be-having-a-heart-attack

I had some heart palpitations the other day and I felt tired so I went to sleep and got I woke up to my heart racing with chest pains and pins and needles all over my body to the point I couldn’t move or speak. Then there was this pain in my right arm like something was tracking up my arm, the pain was awful. But after 5 minutes I was fine. Any idea what it was?

4 years ago

Answer for could-i-be-having-a-heart-attack

although, there is feeble chance of heart trouble at this age, still, to rule out, you may get an ecg test done and Troponin test. it could be due to gas, heart trouble or some neurological issue; we need to rule out them one by one. Consult a doctor and get the tests done.

4 years ago

could-i-be-having-a-heart-attack

I had some heart palpitations the other day and I felt tired so I went to sleep and got I woke up to my heart racing with chest pains and pins and needles all over my body to the point I couldn’t move or speak. Then there was this pain in my right arm like something was tracking up my arm, the pain was awful. But after 5 minutes I was fine. Any idea what it was?

4 years ago

panic attacks

Hello!
I have a question to the neurologist or psychiatrist, I suppose.
My granny, 70 years old, suffered from stroke or insult (I am not sure about the name).
She is in her usual mind and consciousness after it and is getting better with time.
But, she told us about the problems with sleeping and depressing states that occur sometimes.
It looks like she has panic attacks, losses her mind sometimes.
It is not possible for us to find the good doctor as she lives in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, where we have war.
I want to help her very much and truly hope you can advise some medicine which can help her and be as less harmful as possible, I mean side effects. As far as I understand and got to know reading articles and searching in the web, some antidepressants can help. Please suggest some drugs, I will buy and send it to my granny Lida. I do not want her to get mad during her last years of life.
Thank you for any help.

4 years ago

Answer for could-i-be-having-a-heart-attack

At the tender of age of 14, heart attack is the most un-imaginable thing. The symptoms you mentioned might be because of low haemoglobin level, which is very common in girls of this age. This also might be due to hormonal imbalance or vitamin deficiencies. If the symptoms persist, get yourself examined by a doctor for correct diagnosis and treatment. However, the apprehension of yours regarding the heart attack is not feasible.

4 years ago

could-i-be-having-a-heart-attack

Hello
 I been having unusual symptoms for periods of weeks by now. They are irregular and come and go. It first started with shortness of breath, anxiety and tingling on arms and legs. It came out of nowhere while I was simply sitting down, I thought it would go away but it never did. It came back some other days but in shorter amounts. I didn’t think it was serious but one day these symptoms came but in a more brusque way and with tingling on my face this time, I had to lay down for over an hour until the symptoms went away. 
Its been weeks since that happened and I don\’t get the shortness of breath anymore but mostly get constant headaches, anxiety, tingling on face, pain mostly in my right arm but can come in the left one too, dizziness and periods of blurry vision. They just come and go. They appear mostly at night. I\’m 14 years old girl and have a normal weight and have had a normal health for what I know. Could this be a serious issue? Could I be having something else and not a heart attack? How necessary is it for me to go to a doctor right away? If I go with a doctor do I have to tell them I fear I might be having a heart attack or do they foresee it on their own? Thank you, I would be extremely grateful to get some answers

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