The Warning Symptoms: Heart Attack And Stroke
Look out for these symptoms of a heart attack and a stroke so that you can take action if you need to:
- Chest discomfort
- Nausea, indigestion, heartburn, or stomach pain
- Pain that spreads to the arm
- You feel dizzy or lightheaded
- Throat or jaw pain
- Out of breath or exhausted easily
- A cough which won’t go away
- Swollen legs, feet and ankles
- Irregular heart beat
5 Steps To A Healthier Heart
- Stable blood pressure
- Low cholesterol levels
- A good Body Has Index (BMI)
- Stable Blood sugar
- Enough exercise
Did You Know?
ACCORDING to webmd.com, The American College of Sports Medicine recommends aerobic exercising three to five days a week for 30 to 45 minutes — anything from swimming to booking and jogging.
6 Celebs With Heart Disease
- Larry King
- Bill Clinton
- David Letterman
- Elizabeth Taylor
- Toni Braxton
- Barbara Walters
5 Stroke Danger Signs
GOREDFORWOMEN.ORG shares some warning signs and symptoms with us:
- Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
- Sudden trouble seeing or blurred vision in one or both eyes
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
- Sudden severe headache with no known cause
5 Celebs Who Suffered A Stroke
- Dick Clark
- Della Reese
- Sharon Stone
- Candice Bergen
- Hugh Hefner
Did You Know?
IN 2001 actress Sharon Stone collapsed in her home and was taken to the hospital due to a massive brain hemorrhage. At the time, the actress was training for a charity run, and experts believe the vigorous exercising may have contributed to the stroke. Experts reveal that from 40 years old we are much more likely to get injured if we suddenly start in on an excessive exercise routine.
Various tests will tell you if you are an at risk person (hereditary, diabetes, high cholestrol, smoker), but it is always prudent to lead a healthy lifestyle anyway – eat healthily and ideally do not drink or smoke, and incorporate some exercise into your life. These symptoms can be a sign of something less serious – but it is best to check with your GP if your instinct tells you something is not right.
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