Heart attacks are scary, period. They are scary for those who are having one and scary for those who are watching. Of course, eating right and exercise helps diminish your heart attack risk, but do you know what to do if and when one strikes?
If you think you’re having a heart attack. For women, symptoms are often easily ignored. These can include:
– Pressure, tightness and squeezing pain across the chest
– Pain radiating down one or both arms or shoulders
– Pain or soreness in the jaw, neck, or back
– Shortness of breath
– Dizziness, lightheadedness, sweating or weakness
– Overwhelming fatigue – 70% of women felt fatigued in days or weeks prior to their heart attacks
– The feeling of impending doom
– Headache, blurry vision, lightheadedness or feeling faint
– Gastrointestinal symptoms such as indigestion, nausea, and vomiting
– Coughing and palpitations
How to stop a heart attack
Here are three things you need to keep on hand to fight a heart attack.
Always keep a bottle of aspirin in your bathroom medicine cabinet. If you think you’re having a heart attack, take one 325mg tablet of adult aspirin. Chew it — don’t just swallow it. It allows for the aspirin to get into your bloodstream faster and slow the heart attack down.
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II. Cayenne Pepper
Cayenne pepper is a powerful stimulant; it increases heart rate and carries blood to all parts of the body, balancing circulation. Cayenne pepper has hemostatic effect, stops bleeding instantly, and helps in heart attack recovery.
If you have cayenne pepper at home, give the person having a heart attack a teaspoon of cayenne pepper in a glass of water. The patient has to be conscious for this to work.
If the person is unconscious, you can use cayenne pepper extract. Put a few drops under patient’s tongue for results.