Heart attacks symptoms are different for women. I recently learned this.
Everyone should know these things.
thanks to mainstream media and being unable to show breasts on TV, way too few people know about female signs of cardiac distress, and impending heart attacks. they only know about the “pain in the left arm” male symptom.
i had all these symptoms once and they sent me right to hospital
it was scary bc i didnt know these were the symptoms for female heart issues
Please, please, PLEASE, reblog this. i don’t know if I did save or called false alarm, with my boss’ life tonight. I felt I was being a bit paranoid, overreacting, but I told Mirage my thoughts and he, after reading over the article I showed him, immediately sprung into action and then shooed her off to the hospital. I don’t know if I did or not, but I knew she’d been super stressed. She’d off-handedly commented on her arm tingling and I asked her if she felt queasy on a hunch. I went to look at the symptoms and we went from there.
Holy shit, I didn’t even think the symptoms would be different between men and women. This is so hugely important and I don’t understand why we aren’t taught this.
One of the other symptoms that doesn’t get talked about , especially in women, is a “feeling of impending doom”. I am not even kidding, that is a legitimate diagnostic criteria.
Please - if you are feeling any of these symptoms and a sudden onset of “Holy shit the world is ending” do not let anyone tell you it’s “just nerves” or “just heartburn” or something.
One of my friends died of a heart attack early this month. The symptoms of working in an abusive, toxic environment were not unlike some of the symptoms above, so I doubt she was able to tell the difference and ignored them (because she and I grew up in the 70s and 80s and never heard of symptoms other than chest pain and left arm pain).
It’s good to commit these symptoms to memory so you can stay attuned to what your body is telling you, and… be prepared? I guess? For a whole lot of people, calling an ambulance or going to the ER can be incredibly expensive to the point where it doesn’t feel like an option.
I wish folks in the US had more choices.
Still, if you have the physical/hormonal make-up that would put you at higher risk for these symptoms instead of the chest/arm kind, and if you live somewhere with access to emergency medical care that won’t leave you homeless, seek help immediately if you notice these.