Shortness Of Breath

Heart Attack Symptoms in Women: What You Need to Know

…milder symptoms including: chest discomfort, pain, or pressure; back discomfort; pain or tingling in the jaw, elbow, or arm; throat tightness, shortness of breath; indigestion; nausea or vomiting; lightheadedness with exertion, dizziness, or vertigo; disproportionate sweating with activity; and sudden,…

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Is It Your Heart, Or Is It Lyme Disease?

…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 is ill with unexplained symptoms. The first test your…

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Benefits of Yoga: A Powerful Exercise for Your Heart

…. But, for a cardiologist like me the benefits of yoga for heart health are about the breath work involved with yoga. The Secret to Yoga for Heart Health Comes from the Slow, Deep Breaths The slow, deep breathing used in yoga helps to: * Calm and relax your body and mind * Relax the arterial walls *…

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Don’t Let Shoveling Snow Cause You To Have a Heart Attack

…during milder temperatures after the snow storm has passed, and be sure to be conscious of your breathing throughout the effort as you walk behind it. Covering your mouth with a scarf so that you re-breathe your own warm air is a preventive measure, even if you are just exposed to cold air briefly to…

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Should You Get Screened for an Aneurysm?

…call 911 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…

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When and How to Find a Natural Heart Doctor

…cholesterol, serum ferritin, homocysteine, and fibrinogen. * If you have heart symptoms, such as chest pain, syncope (unexplained passing out) or shortness of breath with exertion, you need to find a cardiologist as soon as possible. * If you’re a man older than 40 or a woman older than 45 and are embarking…

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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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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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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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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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Walking Club Check-In: Don't Forget to Warm Up

…them. First, warm up by walking in place or riding a stationary bicycle for five minutes. When you stretch, do not hold your breath. Stretch slowly and hold the position just short of pain. Avoid bouncing. Here are some stretches to start you off: * One-quarter Head Circles: Starting with your ear near…

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Secondhand Smoke Even Hurts Your Pets

…the rate of feline leukemia, more breathing problems like asthma, and higher rates of oral cancers (when cats lick their smoke-laden fur, grooming themselves delivers toxins to the mouth). Dogs cohabitating with smokers are at risk for lung and nasal cancers. Short-nosed dogs, like boxers, face higher…

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