*** Warning Signs For Women *** ~ This is HEART month. Visit Ginger @ http://glitterandroses.blogspot.com/ to read of her experience. I shared with you last week my experience, here is a wee recap ...
I complained of tightness in my chest, was treated for bronchitis. Was told @ ae 50 ‘that women your age don’t have to worry about heart problems’ despite my protestations that my family history was loaded with early killing heart attacks … Dad dropped dead at ae 60 with no medical previous issue.
When I was going in for hand surgery, Liz grabbed the pre-surgery EKG paper out of the machine & rushed to see the surgeon … when she came back I asked her ‘Liz, is there a problem?’ She brushed it off, but there was that 6th, 7th & 8th sense that something wasn’t right! I even asked the surgeon, who said there was nothing to be concerned over.
Another time my left shoulder was killing me but again I was diagnosed with bronchitis. Funny thing, I wasn’t having congestion, tho. I was unable to walk an upward grade, stairs ...
Here are signs you truly need to be aware of ~ please do not neglect these symptoms, as they can cost you your life or permanent damage to your life.
~ PLEASE BE PERSISTENT WITH MEDICAL DR. & EMERGENCY FACILITIES IF YOU THINK YOU ARE HAVING A HEART ISSUE, DON'T TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER~
** I was told lately never to lie down if you think you are having a heart attack **
**Chest pain or discomfort ~ Research backs up the idea that women are less likely to experience chest pain. Many heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness, or stabbing pain. REMEMBER: Heart attacks are not always preceded by chest pain.
**Pain radiating to the neck, shoulder, back, arm, or jaw ~ women recognized chest, neck, shoulder, and arm pain as possible signs of a heart attack in women, but fewer than a third cited another symptom, shortness of breath, as a cause for alarm
**Pounding heart, change in rhythm
**Difficulty breathing ~ Some women suffering a heart attack sit at home thinking that can’t be the case because they’re experiencing only shortness of breath, weakness or a cold sweat, McSweeney said. “They need to get to the emergency department.”
**Heartburn, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain ~
**Cold sweats or clammy skin
**Warning Signs Particularly Common in Women ~ Sudden onset of weakness, shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, indigestion, fatigue, body aches, or overall feeling of illness (without chest pain)
**Unusual feeling or mild discomfort in the back, chest, arm, neck, or jaw (without chest pain)