Cardiac arrest affects both men and women. However, the truth is that there are a number of symptoms that only occur in the case of women.
Take note of them, because maybe they can be very useful to react in time if you are in a situation like this.
Cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of premature death in the world.
However, there are certain signs that our body sends that cannot be ignored and that can save our lives.
It is important to act on time, because people are more likely to survive if they receive defibrillation (an electric shock to restore normal heart rhythm).
If defibrillation isn’t possible at the moment, the person who is suffering from a strike should receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
In any case for this it is fundamental to identify the symptoms in time.
What is cardiac arrest?
Although the heart has an internal system that is in charge of controlling the rhythm of the heartbeats, there are a number of ailments that can lead to abnormal heart rhythms, which are known as arrhythmias.
During an arrhythmia, the heart may beat too slow, fast or stop beating.
In the case of the latter, sudden cardiac arrest occurs, but it shouldn’t be confused with a heart attack.
There are several possible causes for cardiac arrest. Among them we find:
- Coronary heart disease
- Physical stress
- The genetic conditions themselves
Signs of Cardiac Arrest That Only Occur in Women
Back, neck, jaw and arm pain
If your back, neck, jaw and arms hurt, it’s important to be alert, because it’s very easy to end up confusing these symptoms. Even so, the truth is that they can be a clear signal of what is going to happen.
If you notice this pain, whether progressive, persistent or acute, and especially unexpectedly, go to the doctor immediately.
Stomach pain accompanied by nausea
If you have stomach pain and in addition is accompanied by nausea be careful, because this could be another clear indication.
It’s something that can be confused with a food poisoning or a flu and its consequences. If you feel a strong pressure in the stomach, go to the doctor.
Breathing problems and dizziness
If you have sudden breathing problems, you should pay attention to see if it is accompanied by other symptoms.
Cold sweat can be another symptom that occurs in women and should not be overlooked.
Pay attention and don’t think it can be something derived from daily stress or possible concerns. If you didn’t have these problems before, go to the doctor as soon as possible.
Quick and sudden tiredness
Do you feel tired suddenly in a matter of minutes? In that case you should be alert.
If even after rest you feel such fatigue that you don’t see yourself with the strength to perform the most basic tasks, such as getting up or walking, it’s a worrying symptom.