Marathon Monthly March 2018 Physical Therapy
March IsAmerican RedCrossMonth
March is the time of new beginnings and the time we look forward to saying goodbye to Winter and hello to Spring! It is also the time in which we spring clean our homes and our lives. In addition to new beginnings and spring cleaning, it is also American Red Cross Month. The American Red Cross encourages us to donate blood, volunteer our time, contribute a monetary donation, and to take a class such as CPR and first aid certification. The month of March should be a time in which we not only spring clean our homes and donate to others, but
also get a check up of our own hearts and cardiovascular health. So, please schedule a routine check up with your primary care doctor if you haven’t already done so this year and ask for a cardiovascular check up. Please also make note of the following listings below which outline the common signs and symptoms of a heart attack in men and women, as referenced on heart.org and webmd.com. Knowing these signs and symptoms can help you to seek medical help right away and be life saving. Feel free to tear them out, put them up on your refrigerator, and share with a friend. If you do experience any of these symptoms, seek medical help right away. We are so passionate about your health and well being and are offering free blood pressure checks at our office for the entire month of March. We not only spring clean our homes and donate to others, but also get a check up of our own hearts and cardiovascular health.
Symptoms of A Heart Attack are Different For Men and Women
Men: 1. Chest Pain (it can come on slow and be mild, or it can come on suddenly and be severe) 2. Chest Discomfort or Pressure (sometimes mistaken for heartburn, may last long or come and go) 3. Pain Elsewhere in the Body (upper stomach, arm(s), jaw, neck, teeth even) 4. Shortness of Breath 5. Feeling Tired For No Reason 6. Cold Sweats
Women: 1. Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of your chest. It lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back. 2. Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach. 3. Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort. 4. Other signs such as breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.
*As with men, women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort. But women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting and back or jaw pain.
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