Help someone smile again.... Practice matters of the heart!
YOU ARE LOVED! LISTEN TO YOUR HEART
High blood pressure is a leading cause of heart attacks, strokes and death. The condition occurs when blood pulses too forcefully through vessels which can damage the heart, kidneys and other organs.
Readings of 140 over 90 are considered high, Cut risks — use less salt, reduce anxiety, stress, exercise more, lose weight and limit alcohol. Home monitoring can help prevent heart attacks, strokes or deaths more than just a periodic office checkup. Think about it ... by managing your blood pressure by 2 points you can improve blood pressure control by 4% Relax - Listen to your heart - Breathe WE LOVE YOU!
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Heart Health Awareness " If you are alone, COUGH" Painting by Marjorie Clark - Clone
What to do if you alone when you think you may be having a heart attack: COUGH, COUGH, COUGH (statistics show many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack)
Without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint only as about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.
Help yourself by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously.
A deep breath should be taken before each COUGH, and the COUGH must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.
A BREATH and a COUGH must be repeated about every two seconds without let up
Until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.
Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating.
The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital.
Tell as many other people as possible about this, it could save their lives!
From Health Cares, Rochester General Hospital via Chapter 240s newsletter 'AND THE BEAT GOES ON ' (reprint from The Mended Hearts, Inc. Publication, Heart Response)
According to studies at the Mayo Clinic, most heart attacks occur in the day, generally between 6 a.m and noon... if it happens at night, something unusual may have happened such as sleep apnea.
Here is a tip:
If your Dr has recommended taking an adult low dose aspirin a day, then take it at night. Reason: aspirin has a 24-hour half-life, therefore, if most heart attacks happen in the wee hours of the morning, the aspirin would be strongest in your system. Also, consider having aspirin readily available in case of an emergency.
Other signs of a potential heart attack:
Pain in the left arm or intense pain on the chin as well as nausea and sweating Note: There may be NO pain in the chest during a heart attack
60% of people who have a heart attack at night - do not wake up!
If you wake up with these symptoms take 2 aspirins and call 911 Take a seat by the Front Door and DO NOT lie down!
EDUCATE YOURSELF AND TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!
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