A heart attack results from disrupted blood blow or from a complete blockage thus the transport of the oxygen to the heart muscle is impeded or blocked. The reason for this condition is the slow narrowing of the arteries as a result of plaque accumulation hence properly not supplying the heart with blood.
According to recent studies, 43.8 million women are struggling with some kind of heart disease. Namely, the female gender is more susceptible to heart disease than the male gender, and their death threat is higher than form the men, as matter of fact death rate as a result of heart attack in women is in the highest peak than all cancers combined.
However, it is believed that heart attacks are more common condition for men than for women, and because of that women do not even consider the fact that may experience heart attack when it is actually happening.
When women are concerned, heart attack signs are not that severe as they are usually related to less serious ailments like flu. Therefore, if you are a lady, you need to know the warning signs of heart attack, and you should not take them lightly.
Warning Signs of a Heart Attack in Women:
This pressure is not as intense as in men; women usually feel not pleasant pressure like squeezing, or fullness of pain in the center of the chest for a few minutes. This upper back pressure is similar to squeezing or a rope being tied around them.
Pain in Other Areas of the Body
It is very frequent case for the pain to occur in the arm, back or the jaw rather than in the chest area.
Vomiting or Nausea
When these symptoms occur they are often linked to health conditions like a stomach bug, however prior having a heart attack women often experience nausea or vomiting.
Sweating and Shortness of Breath
If you are cold sweating especially excessively after exercising and if it comes with a chest pain, instantly call 911.
If you are feeling tired almost all the time, even though you have had plenty of rest; and as well as experience some of the symptoms mentioned above, then for sure you have to make an appointment with your doctor.
Yet, it is always a good option to take some preventative measures which can reduce the risk of a heart attack:
Consume healthy foods
Eat as much as possible fruits and vegetables, particularly garlic as it has the ability to reduce high blood pressure. The threat of a heart attack is higher when there is an inflammation inside the body. Therefore, it is good to consume turmeric as it contains curcumin, an active ingredient with powerful anti-inflammatory properties, which lowers the buildup of plaque in the arteries.
Lower the Consumption of Sugar
Too much sugar intake negatively influences the body, lowers good cholesterol, and raises the level of triglycerides hence increasing the risk of experiencing a heart attack.
Overstrained daily activity may increase the risk of a heart attack; however, moderate exercise decreases the risk of heart attack.
Fish oil is very beneficial if you want to avoid the occurrence of heart attack; it dilates the arteries, and aids the blood flow. Vitamin C protects arteries from damage; vitamin K prevents calcification (hardening of the arteries), which for sure may be another cause of a heart attack.
NOTE: Do not wait if you suspect that you are having a heart attack. Immediately call 911 and get to a hospital. Watch the following video below which will provide you with additional information about heart attacks in women: