Pressure in the middle of my chest.
I feel like I can’t breathe in all the way.
My left arm feels funny.
My back hurts.
My heart is beating really fast.
This was me last Sunday. I spent some time lost in feeling crappy, but then my brain finally kicked in. In February, I wrote a post about women and heart attack , so I looked it up. Lo and behold, my symptoms sounded very much like those experienced by women when having a heart attack.
On the other hand, there was also other explanations for my symptoms. I just got out of a week with very high pain levels, during which I had taken more of the “big painkillers.” They are notoriously hard on my stomach and my GERD had been acting up. When it does, I often experience the sensation of pressure and back pain. As well, I’d been on a lovely walk in the woods the day before during which I took a lot of photographs and my left shoulder was feeling the effects. Lastly, I was exhausted fr...
Researcher suggests that eating nuts regularly can significantly reduce the incidence of heart disease . In a review by the Penn State University, researchers concluded that eating one ounce of nuts more than five times per week can reduce the risk of coronary artery disease by as much as 25 - 39%. Researchers from Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard School of Public Health, also examined the effect of eating nuts on cardiovascular health. They found that nuts were particularly healthy for men who were at risk of heart disease. They reported that healthy men and those who have already suffered a heart attack could reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease by eating nuts regularly. So, why are nuts so beneficial in protecting our heart? Nuts contain monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats known to be beneficial to the heart. Many nuts are rich in omega-3 fats , which may protect against irregular heart rhythms, therefore protecting from hear...
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