Chest Pain

5 Top Heart Health Mistakes

…movie that may “move you to tears”. Heart Health Mistake #5: Denying that Something’s Wrong. I can’t tell you how many people develop chest pain, arm pain, sweats, or a feeling of impending doom—all signs of a heart attack—but deny that anything’s wrong. If you feel any of these symptoms…

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Is It Your Heart, Or Is It Lyme Disease?

…disease should be considered. The same is true if you have atypical 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…

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Choosing the Best Form of Magnesium

…deficiencies we see. The mineral is often “used up” and thus depleted in patients with: * Diabetes * Congestive heart failure * Atherosclerosis * Chest pain * High blood pressure levels * Cardiac arrhythmias * Heart muscle disease * Hheart attack * Sudden cardiac death In fact, intravenous magnesium treatment…

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Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack in Young Women

…telltale chest pain, signs and symptoms of a heart attack in women are far more subtle—that’s especially true when it comes to younger women. A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that one-in-five women under the age of 55 will have a heart attack without the telltale chest pain. For…

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Stroke 101: Risk Factors for Stroke

…Recognizing a stroke also can be 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…

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Heart Attack Symptoms in Women: What You Need to Know

…million patients on the National Registry of Myocardial Infarction. What they found is that women are more likely than men to go the hospital without chest pain, and to later die in the hospital of a heart attack. So, not only are women themselves missing the symptoms of a heart attack, doctors may be missing…

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Should You Get Screened for an Aneurysm?

…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 saved him that day. His undiagnosed…

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Study Finds Doctors Too Quick to Insert Heart Stents

…The researchers found that 99% of the angioplasty/stent procedures performed on those either suffering a heart attack or “high risk” unstable chest pain where indeed appropriate. But for more stable patients, the study found that only 50% of the procedures were appropriate, as the procedure for less…

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Stroke Symptoms for Women

…traditional warning signs of stroke, you 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…

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Give Thanks for Your Heart

…healing. Plus, an attitude of gratitude promotes real physical healing. Scientists have long known that physical illness—whether its back pain, chest pain, or the common flu—includes a psychological component. When you think about it, people who are sick certainly feel miserable, and are often…

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Science Shows April Fool's Day Can Benefit Your Heart

…benefit your heart. In fact, any day that can put more laughter in your life can improve your health. That's because like crying, laughter softens the chest and is good for your respiratory system. Plus, if you’ve ever laughed so hard you cried, that’s good for your heart as well. But perhaps the biggest…

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With Ebola, Be Cautious But Don’t Feed Into the Hype

…sent home where they end up infecting family members. Ebola symptoms usually include a fever greater than 101.5 F, muscle pain, a severe headache, diarrhea, weakness, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Unexplained bleeding or bruising can also be an Ebola symptom. In most cases Ebola symptoms occur within 10…

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The Side Effects & Symptoms of Statin Medications

…A: Before you do anything, you must discuss it with your doctor. Plus, no one should come off statin medications if they're having symptoms of chest pains or angina because under those circumstances stopping a statin could be life-threatening. Q: Which supplements should I be taking with my statin drugs?…

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