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1 year 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.

 

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