One of the major causes of premature death in the world is a heart attack, writes Noticieros Televisa. Although most often occurs suddenly, sometimes a person gets warning symptoms. And some of them are found only in women.
Today we present to you 6 symptoms of heart attack, which are mainly found in women and which every lady should take into account in order not to fall victim to heart failure:
If you have any of these signs, call 9-1-1 and get to a hospital right away.
1. Pain in the arms, back, neck, and jaw.
Usually, pain in the left hand is associated with cardiac arrest, but there are other pains that may alert you to a possible heart attack and which can be confused with various ailments. If pain in your back, arms, neck, and jaw is constant and progressing, you should contact your doctor as soon as possible.
2. Nausea and abdominal pain
Some symptoms of heart attack are confused with symptoms of influenza, heartburn, or nutritional poisoning. Some women say they feel pressure in their stomach.
3. Cold sweat
Although sweating in women is associated with anxiety and stress, if such symptoms have not occurred to you earlier, it is better to consult a doctor to rule out a more serious problem.
4. Dizziness and breathing problems
These two signs – when there is no obvious reason – should not be omitted. Some women experiencing a heart attack describe upper back pressure that feels like squeezing or a rope being tied around them.
5. Extreme fatigue
Fatigue is observed even after rest and is so pronounced that it interferes with the fulfillment of basic duties. The presence of fatigue due to physical exertion, which had previously been carried out without any difficulties (such as climbing stairs) can indicate a problem in the cardiovascular system.
6. Pain and pressure in the chest
Although this symptom is common in both sexes, women experience chest pain, not just in the left area, as in men. If the discomfort persists for several minutes, you should consult a doctor.
It is important to note that the presence of these symptoms does not necessarily mean that you are going to experience a heart attack, but the presence of a combination of several of these signs is a warning signal that should not be overlooked.