comes to coronary heart disease. Learning the symptoms and preventative measure can extend your life and those of your loves ones. Be aware of your family history and make the time to take care of your health and those of your loved ones. Coronary heart disease symptoms can be silent so it’s important to recognize signs and get routine checkups with your PCP. Don’t ignore any symptoms if there’s reason to be considered ask questions and inform yourself. Always listen to your body and make sure that you not only look at the physical symptoms but also the mental symptoms like stress. Symptoms: Angina – chest pain or pressure or strange feeling in the chest Silent Ischemia – silent heart attack Women- nausea and back pain Shortness of breath Sweating Nausea and vomiting Pain, pressure or strange feeling in back , neck jaw or upper belly or in one or both shoulders or arms Lightheadedness or sudden weakness A fast or irregular heartbeat Risk Factors:
COMMUNITY HEALTH PROMOTIONTOOL 4 High Cholesterol High Blood Pressure Diabetes Smoking Family history Age, Sex and Race Preventative measures: Reduce stress o Yoga o Meditation Manage other health problems Use lifestyle changes Treatment: Lifestyle changes : o Quitting smoking o Healthier heart healthy diet o Regular exercise o Weight management o Healthy mental attitude o Cardiac rehabilitation Medications o Aspirin
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