I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Healthgrades. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. With obesity in America being at an all time high, the health of many are declining. Being obese is not just about being too big to feel comfortable in a bathing suit or being short of breath walking up stairs. With obesity, comes many health related issues that can lead to serious complications or even death. Among these complications are diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke and heart attack. If you or someone close by were to have a heart attack, how would you know? Many of us have heard or seen something telling us we may have pain in our left arm or a tightness and pain in our chest. Is it really a heart attack or an anxiety attack? If you can arm yourself with knowing the signs, it could save a life. One source that is full of information on many health issues for women is Healthgrades. With their free downloadable Women’s Health Report 2013, you will find information on heart attacks and many other women’s health issues.
Signs For Heart Attacks In Women
If you are a wife and/or mother, you are probably the go to person for healthcare related issues in your home. Be it a kiss for a scraped knee or explaining why your 14 year old boy’s voice is changing, you are the “expert” in the family. Because many of us probably do not have the proper training in the medical field, it is usually up to us to have the most current health information available. With the Healthgrades website, you can find health information as well as a directory to help you find a doctor or hospital in your neighborhood. By downloading the free Women’s Health Report 2013, you can find information on such subjects as Childbirth and Maternity Care as well as Orthopedic and Cardiovascular disease.
I wanted to share the information on the signs of a heart attack in women because it is so different from men. Here is the information I found in the Women’s Health Report 2013 from Healthgrades.
Signs Common In Men And Women:
- Anxiety and restlessness
- Chest pain, tightness or pressure, which can move to the shoulders, back, neck, jaw or arms
- Dizziness or a feeling of passing out (fainting)
- Nausea and vomiting
- Shortness of breath or labored breathing
- Sudden sweating
Signs Found In Women Only:
- Abdominal pain
- Mild discomfort in the jaw, back, arm or neck but with no chest pain
- An overall feeling of illness
- Sleep disturbance
If you can learn the signs that are specific to women, you have a better chance of survival. I urge you to download the free report so you too can be armed with vital information for yourself and the women you love and care about as well.