How to know if you’re having a heart attack

How to know if you’re having a heart attack


(upbeat music) – Chest discomfort that
comes from a heart attack, or the warnings of a heart
attack doesn’t necessarily feel the same way as the typical
description of a heart attack with tightness in the chest
going down the left arm. It can also feel like
indigestion, it can also feel like somebody, like a tightness in the throat, or an unusual feeling in
the arms or between the shoulder blades. The safest thing to do if
you get a new chest pain or a chest discomfort like
the ones I’ve described is to seek immediate medical attention. The earlier that you get to
medical attention when you begin to develop chest pain,
the earlier we can administer treatments that can
potentially save your life. (upbeat music) Most of the reason for why
people get cardiovascular disease is through genetics and ageing. But a significant percentage
of the cases of cardiovascular disease that we see are
due to lifestyle factors. And they would include things
like an unhealthy diet, not enough physical activity,
not enough consumption of fruit and vegetables, smoking,
the development of diabetes, and being overweight. (upbeat music) The idea is moderation. So of course you can have
a little bit of chocolate. My advice to people is to
eat dark chocolate because it satisfies the cravings,
which means you don’t want to eat as much of it and you
don’t get as much exposure to sugar and cocoa butter which
are not as healthy for you. – [Narrator] Care to Share
brought to you by Buderim Private Hospital, because
your health matters. (upbeat music)