Health Beat - Spring 2018 - 4

HEALTHYHAPPENINGS

3

TIMES It Isn't
a Heart Attack

Chest pain is a common symptom of a heart attack, but it's not the
only reason your chest might hurt. Your chest pain could also be
caused by:

THE BASICS

Ministrokes

Sometimes stroke symptoms appear
and then subside. "You might be walking down the street and feel that your
right leg is dragging and your right arm is
heavy," says Carolyn Brockington, M.D.,
a neurologist and spokeswoman for the
American Stroke Association. "A few
minutes later it goes away, and you're just
glad it's over."
These signs are not something to
ignore. Sudden onset symptoms, including weakness or numbness on one side
of the body, vision loss, language
difficulties or trouble walking, could be
signs of a transient ischemic attack (TIA),
or ministroke.
Like strokes, ministrokes reduce blood
flow to the brain, but they end before the
brain gets seriously injured. However,
the appearance of a ministroke is often
a sign of a more serious problem. Many
people who suffer strokes might have one
or multiple ministrokes first, and figuring
out what is causing them can help prevent
a brain-injuring stroke in the future.
If you notice these symptoms in yourself or someone else, even if they seem to
subside, call 911 immediately.

KEEP YOUR BRAIN
IN SHAPE

4

Stomach
problems
including gallstones,
heartburn or ulcers

Other problems
such as shingles,
panic attacks or
strained muscles
between the ribs

If you're experiencing chest pain, it's important to have it evaluated.
Call 911 immediately if you think you might be having a heart attack,
and your doctor can determine the next best steps for you.

FAST FACT:

COLORECTAL CANCER IS THE

THIRD
MOST COMMON CANCER
IN MEN AND WOMEN.

Online Rx
FIND a bike trail near you at traillink.com , where you can
plot walks or runs by viewing trails and sorting them by
length and road surface.
START an online journal at jrnl.com to collect your
thoughts. Writing has been linked to improved mood and
stress levels, as well as lower blood pressure.
LEARN the basics of a new language to help prevent
cognitive decline with duolingo.com . The site offers 20
languages for English speakers.

DOWNLOAD the F.A.S.T. app to help with stroke symptoms at news.heart.org/f-a-s-t-stroke-app-helps-save-a-life.

ILLUSTRATIONS ┬ęTHINKSTOCK

Do you know how to keep your
brain healthy as you age? Take the
American Stroke Association's quiz
at brainhealth.stroke
association.org/quiz to learn
what steps can keep your mind
sharp through the years.

Lung problems
such as a blood
clot, collapsed lung
or pneumonia


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