Secret Symptoms of a Heart Attack
In the movies, when people have heart attacks,they often clutch their chest in pain and collapse on the floor. But in real life, that'soften not the way it happens. We bring you the bottom line on secret symptomsof a heart attack. Hi, I'm Pilar Gerasimo, with a Bottom LineExpert report on heart attacks. I'm here today with Suzanne Steinbaum, director of Women'sHeart Health at Lenox Hill in New York City. Steinbaum, I notice that in the movies,there are these incredibly dramatic eventsâ€”you know, people have heart attacks and they clutchtheir chest, they fall to the floor, they
die instantly. But in real life, I understandthat that's not actually the way it happens. Can you tell us a little bit about what doesit actually look and feel like to have a heart attacké It's not always that Hollywood heart attack.There are often more subtle signs. Definitely chest pain or pressure is the most commonsymptom people have, but it could also be shortness of breath, fatigue, nausea, backpain, jaw pain, vomiting, even flulike symptoms, so don't exactly expect that Hollywood heartattack. You just described a whole bunch of symptoms,many of which could be everyday ailments.
It might be indigestionâ€”I ate somethingtoo spicy. or I'm coming down with the flu. How do I differentiate between these everyday things and something that could be much more dramaticé When you think about what a heart attack isâ€”whichis actually lack of oxygen to the heart muscleâ€”that's when you get the symptoms. So if it is happeningwith exertion and with really exercising and then if it is relieved with rest, think aboutyour heart. If you have indigestion, you take something for your stomach and it goes away,so it's probably not your heart. If you have pain, you take an antiinflammatory and itgoes away, again, probably not your heart.
But if the symptoms come back, you reallyshould not dismiss it. And think heart first! It is better to be wrong than to be sorry. So I know that there's sometimes confusionabout the difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest. Could you explain thedifference to usé Cardiac arrest is truly sudden death, andthere's nothing we can do about it. When someone has a heart attack, it's damage to the heartmuscle. We can intervene.we can open blood flow of that artery to the muscle.and wecan actually prevent people from having heart damage. So it's a very important distinction.One there is nothing we can do about, unless
maybe if it is witnessed and we can do CPR.But for people having a heart attack, it's about intervention, getting to the ,getting to the as soon as possible. The bottom line on heart attack symptoms isthat they often disguise themselves as other ailments, but if you're dealing with symptomsthat are being made worse by exertion and aren't responding to relatively simple treatmentsand remedies for things like indigestion or flu, it's probably time to be on the safeside and call your . For more advice on a healthier life, go to BottomLineHealth .
Shoulder Pain All About Tendonitis Frozen Shoulder Bursitis and Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder pain affects everyone. Some people get tendonitis. Other folks get bursitis. Frozen shoulder is also quite common. Personally, my shoulder pain comes from shoulder impingement syndrome.
Sometimes I have right shoulder pain and other shoulder pain symptoms. Other days I suffer from left shoulder pain and then do shoulder pain exercises and go get shoulder paintreatment. I always have shoulder pain when to see a .
This is why I made a tutorial about shoulder pain.