ONE LIFE…ONE HEART…
This is from the post of one of my favorite page in Face book: THE BACK BENCHERS: I asked my friend Savan who is one of the page owner, a permission to post it since this situation would be probably happen to anybody.
HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN YOU ARE ALONE?
Let’s say it’s 6:15 PM and you’re going home (alone of course), after an unusual hard day on the job. You’re really tired, upset and frustrated, and then suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up to your jaw.
You are only about five miles from the hospital; it is the hospital nearest from your home. Unfortunately you don’t know if you’ll be able to make it that far. You have been trained in CPR, but the guy that taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself…
NOW HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN YOU ARE ALONE?
Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.
However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and make it vigorously.
A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.
A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is beating normal again.
Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating.
The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get to the hospital.
Base on research there are several symptoms of heart attack:
1.) Chess Pain or Discomfort. This involves uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness, or pain in the center or left side of the chest that can be mild or strong. This discomfort or pain often lasts more than a few minutes or goes away and comes back.
2.) Upper body discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw, or upper part of the stomach.
3.) Shortness of breathing, which may occur with or before chest discomfort.
4.) Nausea (feeling sick to your stomach), vomiting, light-headedness or sudden dizziness, or breaking out in a cold sweat.
5.) Sleep Problems / Fatigue / Lack of Energy
Health is wealth, we need to take good care of our body, eat right, do some exercise, and have a healthy lifestyle. And the most important part if we feel something to our body don’t ignore and consult to the doctor, paying attention to our health is one of our responsibility to our body.
After all we have only one body, one heart and one life…