The season passes the bill
MEXICO CITY (Notimex) .- The excitement of the holidays and the desire for everyone to improve can make this season really stressful, especially for women.
Stress-induced cardiomyopathy (a heart disease) is a troubling condition that occurs most often in women during the holiday season.
Between the coming and going of the preparations one can overlook the symptoms of a mild heart attack, attributed to the emotional tension and anguish of being the best hostesses.
The risk is greater if a recent traumatic event, such as death of a family member, a car accident or financial problems, is added to the stress of decembrino.
Karla Kurrelmeyer, a cardiologist at Houston Methodist DeBakey's Metabolic and Vascular Center, recalls that most people who have a heart attack often experience chest pain and shortness of breath, among other signs.
But the symptoms of a heart attack may be so mild that it may even be confused with simple indigestion or discomfort in the chest or back, he explains.
Dr. Kurrelmeyer emphasized the importance of treating these symptoms as soon as possible to prevent damage to the heart, especially in women aged 50 to 70 years, most affected by this situation.
He recommends that special attention be paid to manifestations of extreme weakness, anxiety, decreased carbohydrate consumption, irregular heartbeat, indigestion, or problems with the passage of food.