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Heart Attacks in Women

Dr. Curry-Winchell, or Dr. BCW, joins The Grio to discuss heart attacks in women.

Dr. BCW, joins the conversation during National Heart Health Month to shine a light on the critical issue of heart disease in women. Women often experience silent or atypical heart attack symptoms, which are not the chest and shoulder pain commonly associated with heart attacks but can include fatigue and flu-like symptoms. Dr. BCW discusses the additional barrier of dismissal that women face when seeking medical care and emphasizes the importance of advocating for oneself. She advises women to trust their instincts about their health and seek a second opinion if they feel unheard.

Moreover, Dr. BCW highlights the importance of preventative measures against heart disease, such as a healthy diet and being aware of family history. She encourages women to be proactive about their heart health by getting regular check-ups, especially if they have a family history of heart disease or are experiencing unusual symptoms.

The discussion also touches on the troubling issue of racial bias in healthcare. Dr. BCW calls for healthcare professionals to stand against discrimination and bias, advocating for immediate action when they witness such behavior. She also empowers patients to trust their feelings and seek out patient advocacy services if they feel they are being mistreated or dismissed.

Dr. BCW’s insights are a powerful reminder of the importance of health advocacy and the need for both patients and healthcare workers to be vigilant about the quality of care provided.

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To see the full The Grio interview with Dr. Curry-Winchell on the symptoms women should watch for and how to self-advocate, click on the link below.