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11 Signs You Are About To Have a Heart Attack

Heart disease is either the number 1 or number 2 killer of Americans. Heart attacks present themselves differently in each person and even between the sexes.

However, there are enough common symptoms that if you experience one or two of these symptoms suddenly, you may want to either call 911 or visit the ER.

Risks include age (over 65), sex (male), family history, race (African descent), smoking, obesity and diet, lack of exercise, high cholesterol, alcohol consumption, and stress.

You don’t have to have risk factors to have a heart attack, so be aware of symptoms!

11. Chest Pain
Both men and women tend to experience chest pain. In general, chest pain may be pain or may feel like pressure, squeezing, or fullness.

The pain often comes and goes and will last a few minutes. It may occur over several days. People describe the pain differently. Men describe it as an elephant sitting on you; women as a squeezing or feeling of fullness.

Chest pain occurs when your heart is not getting enough…

Important Signs Of Breast Cancer You May Not Know About

You know to look for lumps, but health experts say you should watch out for these symptoms too.

When it comes to breast cancer, we ladies know that we have to be ever vigilant about the presence of lumps in and around our breast tissue. But a lump is not the only symptom of the disease.

Signs Of Breast Cancer

While lumps should be at the top of the list of things you are checking for, many of the signs of breast cancer are more subtle and can mimic the symptoms of other conditions. That’s why it’s important to check in with your doctor for annual checkups and keep a close eye out in between visits for any changes.

According to the National Cancer Institute and the National Breast Cancer Foundation, other signs of breast cancer include:
  • Changes in the size or shape of your breast
  • Dimpling or pitting of the skin around the breast (it may look like an orange peel)
  • Inverted nipples
  • Nipple discharge
  • Swelling or redness around the breast
  • Persistent itching in the breast area that may or may not be accompanied by a rash or small irritation that looks similar to an insect bite
As you can see, many of these potential breast cancer symptoms can be vague. And many women are likely to chalk them up to other conditions. But if you experience any one of them, and in particular if you experience more than one of them, you should contact your health care provider immediately.

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. But with early detection and treatment, you can significantly increase the odds that you can continue to survive and thrive beyond diagnosis.