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7 Signs of a Heart Attack That Women Need to Know

Posted on February 12, 2016 by Disability Help Group

A heart attack can lead an individual to seek long-term disability benefits if it has left them unable to work. When someone is unable to work because of their disability, long-term disability benefits can help offset lost income.

The Doctor’s Lounge reports that a new campaign by the federal government, “Make the Call, Don’t Miss a Beat” is being launched to raise awareness to women concerning the signs of a heart attack.

This campaign aims to educate women on knowing the 7 signs of a heart attack in the efforts to help them recognize when it is critical to call for emergency assistance. This is vital since about 515,000 women suffer a heart attack every year in the United States.

Early detection and treatment are vital, as the longer a woman waits to seek aid, the greater the risks of sustaining serious damage to the heart or suffering a fatal heart attack.

The 7 signs of a heart attack that women should be aware of are:

  • chest discomfort (pain, squeezing or pressure);
  • discomfort or pain in arms, back, shoulder, neck;
  • shortness of breath;
  • extreme fatigue;
  • nausea;
  • breaking out in cold sweat; and
  • lightheadedness/dizziness.

If you have become disabled due to a severe medical condition you should consult with a long-term disability representative who can advise you on your eligibility for long-term disability benefits.

Long-term disability benefits may be available to those who have purchased a disability plan from a private insurer or have coverage through an employer. Unfortunately, the insurers don’t make it easy for the disabled to get access to the benefits they deserve. When a severe medical condition makes it impossible for you to work and you’ve been denied your long-term disability benefits, a representative from Disability Help Group can help you to cut through the red tape and fight for your benefits, no matter where you live in the U.S! Contact the Disability Help Group representative today – 1-(800)-800-3332.