Four Signs You Might Have Experienced a Minor Heart Attack

Minor Heart Attacks: How to Recognize Silent Symptoms
A subgroup of individuals who experience a heart attack may do so without knowing. Some 20 to 30 percent of all heart attack survivors have minor, or silent, heart attacks. These heart attacks go unnoticed by survivors and often misdiagnosed by medical professionals.

Symptoms of minor/silent heart attacks include discomfort in the neck, jaw, throat or an extremity, or shortness of breath coupled with fatigue. Two or more of these symptoms often occur simultaneously, manifesting as an ailment that feels like intense heartburn that occasionally persists for hours or days.

How Minor Heart Attacks Differ from Major Heart Attacks
Major heart attacks are the stuff of drama, film and television. Actors clutch their left arms and grimace in agony before dropping to one knee. Heart attacks often precipitate an intense tightness or squeezing felt most keenly in the center of the chest.

In both minor and major heart attacks symptoms like fatigue and shortness of breath may persist for months after the event. The telltale signs of a past heart attack remain visible within the heart long after the attack.

Heart Attack Symptoms In Women
Both men and women experience the most common heart attack symptom: Chest pain, especially in the center of the chest. Women are much more likely than men to also experience shortness of breath, pain in the back or the jaw, and nausea and/or vomiting.

A small subset of women may not experience chest pain at all during a heart attack. Symptoms of minor heart attacks in women often resemble those of the flu or acid reflux. As a result, women and their doctors are in danger of misdiagnosing.

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Marijuana Turns to Treat Epilepsy

A new study on the benefits of marijuana by a neurologist Orrin Devinsky. The researchers found a finding that there is a component of marijuana that can cure epilepsy. Components used marijuana as a cure for epilepsy is Cannabidiol.

Orrin Devinsky very confident that Cannabidiol can reduce severe seizures in patients with epilepsy. Because he has conducted experiments on some epilepsy patients for 3 months. By taking extracts from Cannabidiol given to the patient.

Cannabidiol were able to reduce the psychoactive effects of THC. Especially euphoria capable of inducing chemicals in marijuana. However, Cannabidiol also have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Very useful for people with multiple sclerosis and Crohn’s disease.

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The new study of marijuana involving 137 patients with epilepsy. The average age was 11 years. Initially the patients with epilepsy had refused to be treated. However, the medical team managed to convince the epilepsy patients to cure their disease. Each patient was given Cannabidiol in liquid form. As a result, seizures declined in the 12 weeks of treatment.

However, Cannabidiol still have side effects. The patients who received the treatment had diarrhea, drowsiness, fatigue and loss of appetite. Until finally 12 patients out of 137 people stop using Cannabidiol. They can not stand the side effects are acceptable due to the extract of marijuana.

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