Tuesday, 12 March 2019

7 in 10 Singaporeans cannot recognise heart attack symptoms

When it comes to the signs of a heart attack, what comes to mind? The sudden and melodramatic clutching of the chest? A pained expression, followed by staggering and collapsing to the floor? Those actions are probably more accurate on TV dramas and movies than in real life. And it is not always starring a man either.

In fact, a heart attack patient could just as easily be a woman. “Heart attack is actually the No 1 killer among women in Singapore, and it affects women across all ages,” said Professor Carolyn Lam, Senior Consultant at Singapore’s National Heart Centre.

“The sad news is that 85% of women are unaware of how deadly it is, and one in two women believe they are at little or no risk," she said.

Early symptoms of a heart attack may be milder, and women may be more likely to experience symptoms like jaw ache, back/neck pain, shortness of breath, indigestion, nausea and light-headedness instead of chest pain.

Read more @ https://cnalifestyle.channelnewsasia.com/wellness/7-in-10-singaporeans-can-t-recognise-heart-attack-symptoms-11327750

Reasons behind your sweat

Ref: https://www.tnp.sg/lifestyle/health/six-reasons-behind-your-sweat

Public domain photos of food by Marco Verch

Source: Marco Verch

Things Your Feet Reveal About Your Health

A podiatrist survey found that 77% of Americans say they experience foot pain but that only a third of those said they would seek podiatrist care. Yet, Dr. Dawn Harper, the ambassador for Sole Bliss, says that our feet reveal a lot about our health and not to ignore the signs.

Here are 10 such warning signs:
  • Foot out of shape
  • Swelling
  • Purple or blue color
  • Red or inflamed feet
  • Chronic cold feet
  • Constant cramps
  • Color and condition of toenails
  • Dry and cracked skin
  • Foot odor
  • Constant ulcers

Read more @ https://www.theepochtimes.com/10-things-your-feet-reveal-about-your-health-are-your-feet-cold-all-the-time_2802880.html