Shortness-Of-Breath

Civil War History of Stress and Heart Disease

…whom were very young men, and even boys—had complaints that were at first written off as lack of sleep, or "bad food." They would report shortness of breath, fatigue with exertion, inability to keep up with comrades, palpitations of the heart, sweating, dizziness and even chest pain. This condition…

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Stroke Symptoms for Women

…also want to look for less traditional signs and symptoms as well, including: * Facial pain or one-sided limb pain, * Nonspecific: chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, * Non-specific neurological symptoms, such as hiccups, nausea and non-focal/generalized weakness Should you experience traditional…

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Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack in Young Women

…) discomfort, pain or pressure * Back discomfort * Pain or tingling of the jaw, elbow or arm (more often the left arm) * Throat tightness * Shortness of breath * Indigestion, or a feeling that if you could “burp” * Nausea or vomiting * Lightheadedness with exertion, dizziness or vertigo * Disproportionate…

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For a Healthy Heart, Make a Resolution of Optimism

…passively waiting for the next prescription from their doctors. One gentleman got up to the microphone and said he was 86, had aortic dysfunction, shortness of breath, arrhythmia, and was somewhat hard of hearing. He had had a quadruple bypass and a knee replacement. "I want to make plans for the next 30 years…

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Should You Get Screened for an Aneurysm?

…as he collapsed and I started CPR. But symptoms of a thoracic aortic aneurysm can include coughing and hoarseness, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, and pain in the jaw, neck, chest, or back. If my dad had those symptoms before I’d entered the house, I’ll never know. No one could have…

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Is It Your Heart, Or Is It Lyme Disease?

…cardiovascular symptoms—such as passing out, dizziness, lightheadedness, chest pain that’s sharp when breathing, or profound symptoms of shortness of breath or fatigue. In fact, Lyme disease should be considered any time a person is ill with unexplained symptoms. The first test your doctor can do…

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Stroke 101: Risk Factors for Stroke

…more difficult in women. Women's stroke symptoms tend to be “non-traditional” and include facial pain, one-sided limb pain, chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, nausea, and nonspecific neurological symptoms such as hiccups and generalized weakness. Plus, more younger people are having strokes…

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