Recently, one of my friends started to feel really nauseous in the middle of the night. She was unable to sleep and contacted another friend who suggested and took her to the hospital. Turns out the nausea was not from an over sized meal earlier in the day. It was a mild heart attack!
Would I have suspected that? Would you?
Heart Attack Signs in Women
- Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of your chest. It lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back.
- Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
- Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort.
- Other signs such as breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.
- As with men, women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort. But women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting and back or jaw pain.
If you have any of these signs, don’t wait more than five minutes before calling for help. Call 9-1-1 and get to a hospital right away.
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I sometimes pray for even just a small whisper to tell me that I am on the right path. I feel like the universe just yelled at me. I have a vacation week approaching. Last weekend, someone recommended that I take a trip to the Smokey Mountain National Park. It sounded perfect. Fresh air and hiking, but not too rugged. Three times I hit <purchase ticket> and three times the transaction failed for one reason or another. Well, okay then…there are other places to go hiking. I began research for areas in Maine and Vermont. My eyes began to glaze over so I left the finalization till today.
I had been on the internet most of the morning without incident. Five minutes into narrowing down my selection, the smoke alarm gave out a long chirp. The power went out. My laptop, happy with its battery appeared fine. However, the router had lost power so the internet had left me. I think I will be staying close to home.
A great joke about listening and recognizing signs. The man at his house during a great flood.
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