Many Women Affected Not Aware of Heart Attack

Many Women Affected Not Aware of Heart Attack
Many Women Affected Not Aware of Heart Attack - According to researchers from Norway, women were often unaware of heart attack than men. In addition, because the symptoms are not typical, women judged to have a tolerance for pain is higher than men.

As a result of the pain that is felt not appear too painful or worrying about women, heart attacks was ignored. The authors are concerned, in fact, has been a lot of heart attacks in women who are not revealed.

Dr. Andrea Ohrn, of the University of Tromso in Norway, said the women were susceptible to heart attacks that do not show symptoms.

Some researchers found, people who are more able to withstand the pain, tend to have a heart attack who are asymptomatic. Doctors can be the wrong diagnosis when symptoms are felt only ask women. The study was published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

According to investigators, heart attacks do not have to direct pain in the chest. Can be started from nausea, and pain in the chest, jaw, up to the arm. Even in women, heart attack symptoms are sometimes similar to the flu.

A woman's risk of heart attack was lower than men. However, when a woman is menopausal, the risk is about the same. When a heart attack, the risk of death in women could be even higher than men.

According to Dr. Mike Knapton of the British Heart Foundation, women are more often ignore the symptoms and delay getting help as soon as perceive the risk of heart attack is low enough and gets the type of attacks that are asymptomatic.

To reduce the risk of heart attack, start a healthy lifestyle, such as not smoking, diligent exercise, limit your intake of sugar and fat and lose weight if overweight.
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