Health is a topic that worries many. There are diseases in which you need to act quickly and accurately. What comes to mind first in such cases? Heart attack. English-speaking author Sol Bathaiee in his health blog teaches users to recognize when something is wrong in time and act correctly.
Heart attack symptoms
The classic symptom of a heart attack is pain. She is strong, sharp, burning. There is a feeling of pressure, twisting. But localization is different. The easiest way to suspect a heart attack is if the pain is concentrated behind the chest. Often it is given to the left side of the body: shoulder with forearm, shoulder blade, neck. Less commonly, the sensation creeps into the right arm, lower chest, abdomen, and lower jaw.
The pain lasts longer than five minutes. Occur abruptly and unexpectedly, for no apparent reason.
Other sensations also appear. First of all, it is shortness of breath, shortness of breath, general weakness. You may feel dizzy. The patient is thrown into a cold sweat and begins to feel sick.
Heart attacks provoke physical and mental stress. If the symptoms appeared after an intense workout or a dramatic event, this is it. The body often responds to overloads with a delay – immediately after the incident, everything is fine, and then the condition deteriorates sharply.
Did the symptoms match? The first thing to do is call a doctor. If you can’t call an ambulance, ask them to take you to the hospital. Call friends, call a taxi. You cannot drive your own car.
While the ambulance is coming, you need to prepare. Open windows and air the room a little. Sit or lie down (in the latter case, you need to lift the pillows or lean on the headboard). Take 0.25 g of aspirin and 0.5 mg of nitroglycerin. Aspirin should be chewed and swallowed, and a nitroglycerin capsule should be cracked and sent under the tongue.
If pain persists after five to seven minutes, take a second nitroglycerin capsule. After another 10 minutes, the next one (if the sensations remain).
Have you recently lowered cholesterol, and the drugs belonged to the statin group? Take your daily dose and take the medicine to the hospital.
What not to do
- With individual intolerance, gastric and duodenal ulcers, aspirin is contraindicated.
- Strong weakness? Does your head hurt and feel dizzy? Suffering from sweating? Avoid nitroglycerin.
- Is your vision, coordination, or speech impaired? Nitroglycerin is banned.
- After the pills, weakness came on, shortness of breath? Drink water and lie down. Avoid nitroglycerin capsules.