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Do You Poop Before A Heart Attack
Pain in chest, throat, jaw, nape, strong bitter taste, numbing left arm, stomach ache, nausea, feeling of want to poop. Heart attack or acid reflux? Confused.
We are too!: No one symptom definitively indicates a heart attack is or is not in progress, but many people make the fatal mistake of waiting out atypical heart pain. "Heart pain" is often indistinguishable from esophageal, pericardial, mediastinal, gastric, & chest wall distress. However, don't ignore chest pain--get evaluated ASAP.
Myocardial Infarction means some of the heart muscle dies because of insufficient oxygen supply. Most often this occurs because the coronary artery is blocked by plaque & clot. Other causes include tears in the artery wall, extremely high oxygen demand (eg, rapid arrhythmia, heart valve disorder, or severe systemic illness.) Prompt treatment can minimize heart damage & ...Read more
At 24, I expect: Even though I don't know how your head would feel, that... This may be a panic attack - not a heart attack. But they are both serious and feel awful - go to an er or urgent care to reassure yourself and get some good advice for moving forward. You can learn more about yourself and how to take better care of the only you you've got. Good luck.See 1 more doctor answer
Heart attack: There are many things that can happen right before the heart attack, but 4 major ones are: lightheadedness (syncope), crushing chest pressure, sometimes upper abdominal pressure and nausea (if the heart attack is affecting the right side of the heart), and perspirations.See 1 more doctor answer
Don't wait too long: Time is muscle! That means the longer you wait with chest pain the more heart muscle could die. If you have typical chest pain or pressure radiating to your jaw or neck that does not go away with rest you may be having a heart attack. Nausea, sweating, and crushing chest pain are the common symptoms. 5 minutes of chest pain is plenty to start worrying about.See 1 more doctor answer
How can I know how much food do I have to eat before a heart attack or stroke can happen im always worried everytime I eat meat my panic gets worse?
A little won't hurt: Only some people are prone to have trouble with meat, family history is a good clue. A small amount of meat generally does not cause trouble several times a month is seldom a problem.See 1 more doctor answer
Very: Aorta may tear first! I have seen 300/ 140 almost limit of cuff and accuracy high BP not always related to heart attack!
Depends: This is very individual. If you have had high blood pressure for a long time, your body is used to it and may tolerate it longer. If you for example take Cocaine or other drugs that raise your blood pressure suddenly, even a small increase can give you a heart attack. No guarantees either way..See 1 more doctor answer
Heart attack: The usual heart attack has severe chest pain and gets the patient's attention real well. Some people have a heart attack and don't know it. We usually find this during testing. When we find evidence of a heart attack that had no symptoms, that's called a 'silent' heart attack.See 1 more doctor answer
Variety of symptoms: Heart attack symptoms in women can be very different from the classic symptoms more commonly seen in men - chest pain and difficulty breathing. Women may have those symptoms but some women may have very nonspecific symptoms such as nausea, sweating, or slight difficulty breathing with exertion.See 1 more doctor answer
Heart attack: Common symptoms of a heart attack are chest pain, sweating, shortness of breath, fatigue at times jaw pain. Usually the chest pain starts with exertion and progresses to pain at rest. Some feel heart burn like symptoms and some never have an y symptoms at all. Remember women tend to have atypical symptoms such as back pain, shoulder pain and fatigue.See 1 more doctor answer
Severe chest pain: You get a severe chest pain across your breast bone radiating to your arms, jaw & or epigastric area associated with nausea, shortness of breath & profuse sweating, feeling weak & looking pale. If you have this symptoms take aspirin, nitroglycerine & get to emergency room as soon as possible.See 1 more doctor answer
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