Whether it’s the short-term frustration of a missed airplane or the long-term frustration of a job or a major life event, stress can affect our health in terrible ways. Stress is a part of our daily lives today, with all the unpleasant life experiences we go through due to financial[.....]
Heart attacks are becoming too common for comfort. Fortunately, diet and exercise can help control factors like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high blood sugar which can increase your risk of getting one. You can also incorporate specific foods with strong heart protective properties in your diet. These include dark chocolate, pomegranates, garlic, oranges, oily fish, berries, red wine, kale, oats, nuts, barley, beetroot, turmeric, tea, ginger, and tomato.
Not all cases of heaviness, pain, or numbness in the left arm are due to heart attack or angina – only 20% cases are. The most common reason is bad posture, leading to poor blood circulation, followed by an inflamed tendon, rotator cuff injury in the shoulder, or carpal tunnel syndrome in the wrist. Panic attacks, heartburn, and lymph buildup in the arms can also cause pain in the arms. Medicines like chemo and statins also cause tingling, pain, or weakness in the arms.
Both men and women can have the "classic" symptoms of heart attack like chest pain, cold sweat, and a sudden lightheadedness. But some less typical symptoms like pain in the abdomen, neck, jaw, or back, nausea, fatigue for hours or days before the attack, and shortness of breath whether independently or along with the chest pain are more common in women.
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