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Chest discomfort that feels like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness, or pain in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw, or stomach. Shortness of breath, heartburn, cold sweats, nausea, lightheadedness, or anxiety.
What can you do--or stop doing--to stave off heart disease? Stop Smoking; Reduce High Blood Cholesterol; Reduce High Blood Pressure; Physical Inactivity; Control Weight and Obesity; Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
Depression is actually a fairly common condition among heart patients. Depression isn't a character flaw , nor is it something you can shake off or snap out of. it's a serious condition that requires medical care.
It's estimated that over 100,000 people die each year because they fail to take their medications as prescribed. If you feel the medications are not right for you consult your medical staff.
You most likely will need to change your diet after a heart event. More fruits and vegetables are always a good choice to consider. Talk with your medical staff to determine what is right for you.
A recent study indicated heart patients who became involved in a volunteer program recovered more quickly and were less likely to have a recurring event. Join us at Mended Hearts-Anchorage and learn how to give back to the community.