Hidden Heart Attack!

Hidden Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

Poor Sleep? Heartburn?

It Might Be a Sign of Something More Serious

Surprising Symptoms

You know the classic Hollywood image of a heart attack: A man clutches his chest and falls to the ground. But a heart attack typically looks far subtler in a woman, with a constellation of symptoms — including fatigue, heartburn, indigestion, sudden dizziness, and troubled sleep — that develop over hours, days, or even weeks. It’s tempting to write off these signs as “nothing, really,” but the more of them you have, the more likely you’re suffering a heart attack. If you suspect you’re having a heart attack, call 911 immediately.



Plagued by Fatigue?

Fatigue is a common complaint, and one that may indicate you’re missing out on sleep, fighting a virus, overextending yourself, or experiencing a side effect due to medication. Unusual or extreme fatigue, however, may also be an early heart attack symptom or a warning sign of heart disease. In one study, more than 70% of the women surveyed experienced marked fatigue in the days or weeks prior to their heart attacks.



Troubled Sleep

It’s not unusual to feel tired due to lack of sleep or a demanding week or month, but take notice of any unusual or prolonged disturbance in your sleep patterns. A recent study revealed that almost half of the women who had recently suffered a heart attack also experienced sleep disturbances in the days or weeks leading up to their attacks.

Shortness of Breath

Having trouble taking a deep breath but don’t think you have asthma? Unexplained, severe shortness of breath during normal daily activities is one of the most common early heart attack symptoms in women, as is coughing.



Heartburn and Indigestion

When it comes to heartburn, a rich meal isn’t always to blame. Nearly 40% of women who have had a heart attack say they experienced heartburn or indigestion shortly before the attack.


Nausea and Vomiting

Heart attack symptoms in women may also include unexplained nausea or vomiting. Women are twice as likely as men to experience gastrointestinal problems when having a heart attack.


Interesting Stuff, Eh?!  Jax






One thought on “Hidden Heart Attack!

  1. Heart attacks can be prevented if we just do regular cardio exercises each day and we also watch our diet, avoiding fats. `.*.:

    SADLY, THIS COMMENT SHOWS HOW MUCH FALSE INFORMATION IS STILL OUT THERE! Fat is NOT the culprit – SUGAR, FAKE foods, processed grains and ahi carb diet for people that are sedentary (most adults eat diets that would suit a manual, farm labourer – yet drive a car or a desk every day)
    1 or 2 hrs of cardio training a day can NEVER counter balance the other 22 or 23 hrs doing very little. Most people chat while on a treadmill, and never push themselves once they’re a few weeks into their program.

    read my posts and the research ( proper research – not the stuff that supports the products your selling, perhaps to get a better grasp on this important and serious subject.
    jax Allen 19/08/12

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