10 Subtle Signs That Can Indicate A Heart Attack In Women

Date June 29, 2018

If you scan a regular person, you will find at least 3 or 4 diseases or abnormalities, which proves that nobody is perfect. And sometimes, you can experience different signs in your body – from minor symptoms to life-threatening ones. This is how your body communicates with you.

The only problem is that you don’t understand it as good as your native language. Therefore, imagine you start learning a new language. Most likely, your studying begins with the basics: alphabet and numbers, followed by the most important words. Afterward, you proceed with learning the most important and simple phrases that can help you in difficult situations. The process of learning the language of symptoms is absolutely the same.

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When your body tells that you have problems with the heart

When it comes to the health issues, one of the most extreme situations that takes away an unbelievable amount of lives all over the world is a heart attack. This condition strikes one person every 43 seconds. A heart attack happens when the heart does not receive enough oxygenated blood. Let’s look closer what symptoms can occur if you are at risk of having a heart attack:

1. Annoying pain in your jaw.

A heart attack can have many subtle manifestations months before it occurs.  Therefore, it is important to notice the signs your body is sending to you. A nagging pain in your jaws or neck can signal the possible heart issues. The pain can get worse with exertion or additional pressure.

2. Unreasonable anxiety.

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Yes, this is another symptom that can mean so many things. Often times, if you’re feeling anxious for no reason, that’s not big deal. However, studies show a link between heart issues and feeling weird or afraid.

3. Exhaustion when resting.

If you feel extremely tired but haven’t moved a muscle, your body might get not enough oxygen, which is obviously not a good thing. Such sign can indicate heart issues as well.

4. Feeling nauseous.

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Doctors say that nausea and vomiting can be a sure sign of a heart attack. Moreover, if these episodes are accompanied by shortness of breath, it is recommended to visit your GP as soon as possible. The same applies if you can’t stop burping for more than half an hour.

5. Pressured stomach.

Another early sign of a possible heart attack is feeling pressure on your stomach. Some patients compare this pressure to a parked car on their belly. This sign should be checked if you experience it constantly and not just after meals.

Another similar symptom is when you suddenly feel full. This feeling isn’t connected to meals and lasts longer than usual feeling of fullness.

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6. Pressured chest.

Often times, people feel pressure on their chest before having a heart attack. This symptom can come and go, and typically gets worse with exertion. The pressure can be accompanied by pain, tingling sensation, and tightness in the chest, jaws, and arms.

7. Sudden troubles with breath.

You should beware in case of having sudden troubles with breathing during your regular activities. If you’re simply sitting and watching your favorite TV show and suddenly cannot breathe easily, that may be a sign of heart issues.

8. Sweat all over the place.

It’s totally fine to become sweaty when it’s hot outside. However, you might want to get your heart checked as soon as possible if you experience an attack of sweats when it’s cold.

9. Feeling lightheaded.

Usually, this symptom means you have low blood sugar. However, that’s not true in all cases. Sometimes, dizziness and lightheadedness are the early signs of a heart attack.

10. Malaise.

A general feeling of discomfort or not being well can be enough to become worried about your heart. A heart attack does not always cause early symptoms, and sometimes, malaise is the only one you can experience before the condition occurs.

In case of experiencing these symptoms, please, hurry up and visit your GP as soon as possible. Timely treatment can save your life!

                                                                                   Source: American Heart Association, Women's Health, Bustle

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