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Can pain in the jaw or teeth be an indication of a heart attack? How do I tell if a pain in my arm or shoulder is due to a heart condition?
These questions are quite common and frequently asked, and not always easily or correctly answered in magazines and journals. In fact, pain caused by an inadequate supply of oxygen to the heart can occur in many different forms. Although, once in a while, the location and description of the discomfort may be odd, but, fortunately, most of the time it is similar. The majority of the time patients describe a tightness, heaviness or constriction in the mid-chest or upper abdomen that appears to also be present in one or the other shoulder. The discomfort may also be noted in the upper biceps, elbow and wrist (on either side) and on occasion may feel like it is “going through” to the back. Heart pain can also be noted in the jaw and teeth. It is more common for heart-related discomfort to affect the lower jaw than the upper jaw. Occ...
Lisa Nelson RD : Dr. Shelby-Lane took the time to provide more detail on the symptoms of heart disease related to women, as well as, the signs/symptoms of a heart attack and stroke.
Dr. Shelby-Lane: Symptoms related to heart disease in women are as follows:
Women do need to pay attention to symptoms that may be related to heart disease and they need to be able to discern how it is different from stress related disorders and GI disorders.
What are the signs of a heart attack? Most people think it is the Hollywood version where the person grabs their chest and falls over. The truth of the matter is that many heart attacks start with vague and subtle symptoms that may come and go.
According to the American Heart Association, studies show that treatment gaps exist for women with coronary heart disease. The American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines SM initiative is narrowing treatment gaps for women by promoting strategies and tactics to ensu...
Heaven forbid that any readers of this site experience a heart attack. Unfortunately, though, women’s chances of having a heart attack increase as they go through menopause. And as I mentioned in my last sharepost , cardiovascular disease is nothing to sneeze at.
In fact, the Cleveland Clinic reports that heart disease is the top killer of women. “In fact, after age 50, nearly half of all deaths in women are due to some form of cardiovascular disease. That’s more than deaths from all cancers combined,” the clinic’s website states. Additionally, young women who have experienced early or surgical menopause and who don’t take estrogen also have a higher risk for heart disease.
So what are the signs of a heart attack? They actually can differ from what a man experiences. The American Heart Association (AHA) identified four signs that a woman may be having a heart attack. These signs are:
Experiencing uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain ...
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