Symptoms Of Heart Attack – Dr Oz Describes Differences Between Men And Women On Oprah Winfrey Show – Senses
(Best Syndication News) On Tuesday Dr. Mehmet Oz told the Oprah Winfrey show audience that when it comes to sense, men and women are vastly different. Women have more taste buds than men giving them great sensitivity to sweetness, sourness, saltiness and bitterness. Women also have a better sense of smell.
Do Women Feel More Pain?
Testosterone allows men to feel less pain, according to Oz. Men may not need as many pain killers, but the extra boost of estrogen during pregnancy allows women to endure childbirth.
The smell of lavender and pumpkin pie makes men feel more sexual while licorice and cucumber work for women. Oz feels that smell is important because it signifies a “safe environment”. You don’t go out to battle with these smells.
Women and Heart Disease
Shirley asked Dr Oz why men know they are having a heart attack easier than women do. Oz said that this question will save a life and that 50 percent of people who are having a heart attack do not have chess pain. Sometimes people will have “no pain of any kind”.
Acid reflux (GERD) can be confused with a heart attack. “Women, your chance of having a heart attack in your lifetime is even more when you combine it with stroke than men… Your heart attacks are later in life but you still get them,” Oz told the audience.
The doctor listened to Shirley’s heart and told here it didn’t sound bad. The good news is she did not have a leaky Mitral heart valve. “If the heart attack kills the muscle that holds that valve in place the valve will leak.” The heart will have to work harder to pump the same amount of blood
Symptoms of a Heart Attack
Dr. Oz said that most men having a heart attack have:
- Shortness of Breath
- Break Out into Cold Sweats
- Feel Severe Pain or Discomfort in their Upper Body
One third of women feel no discomfort in their chest which can make them wait to go to the emergency room. Some symptoms for women include:
- Shortness of Breath
- Weakness like you feel when you have the Flu
If you think you are having a heart attack call 9-11 immediately.
By Nancy Connors
Best Syndication News Entertainment Writer