Dr. Oz’s #1 Symptom You Should Never Ignore: Persistent Nausea
The Condition: A Heart Attack
Although chest pain is the most common symptom in both men and women, many women experience vague symptoms that are not immediately attributed to a heart attack.
Why would persistent nausea, one of the most surprising symptoms, be a sign of a heart attack? It’s due to the medical phenomenon of “referred pain” – when pain is perceived at a site adjacent to or distant from the actual area of injury or illness. The heart has no actual nerve endings to feel pain, so it sends signals to the spine, which then send signals to the rest of the body. Ninety-five percent of women who had a heart attack said they felt one of the below symptoms up to a month before the attack. The key is to recognize the symptoms, as well as their frequency and severity.
Here are symptoms of a heart attack that no one should ever ignore:
If you are experiencing these symptoms and feel that you are having a heart attack: