I hate disappointing the people I care about or admire.
Things I did not know, but should.
This is a post that might save a life.
My mom worked for 25 years as an ER nurse and is convinced that a lot of women die simply because folks only know heart attack symptoms that occur in males.
This is an issue that’s very close to me because this is how we lost my maternal grandmother. She had three heart attacks in her life and only ONCE did she realize it and went to the hospital. That’s where she found out it was actually her second heart attack. Unfortunately, she died not long after of a third heart attack in her sleep. She was 82.
What are the signs of a heart attack in people born with XX chromosomes you ask? Please read this page from the Mayo Clinic.
They don’t say this here, but I’ve always felt that we people with XX chromosomes teach ourselves to ignore pain and discomfort, so we might brush these symptoms aside, but if you were born with XX chromosomes, your really need to read and memorize the article, because the life you’re going to save is probably your own.