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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…

11 Signs You Have Been Exposed To Toxic Mold

Even though numerous people are not aware of it, a toxic mold may represent a grave problem in the house, and it can appear in multiple places, not just under the sink, in the basement, or at the shower curtain.

11 Signs You Have Been Exposed To Toxic Mold

Toxic mold can be found on the roof, in drywall, on the objects in the bathroom, and even on the Christmas tree! Actually, according to one study, Christmas trees can breed mold, emitting millions of spores into the room and thus leading to winter allergies and asthma attacks.

Researchers also discovered that the quality of the air indoors was reduced six-fold within the two weeks the Christmas tree is kept in the room for the holidays.

Mold can be of thousand types, but scientists have classified it in according to the effects it has on the people and other living beings, as follows:

Toxigenic Molds:
This type of mold creates mycotoxins which severely endanger health, and may lead to immunosuppression and cancer. When the person inhales, touches, or consumes them, these toxins are absorbed into the body.

Allergenic Molds:
These molds are on the low end of the danger scale, as they lead to issues in the case of asthma or in children which are prone to mold allergies.

Pathogenic Molds:
Pathogenic molds cause infections, so they are especially dangerous for people with a weakened immune system. People exposed to this kind of mold experience an acute response which is similar to bacterial pneumonia.

Dr. Mercola recognizes 5 most common indoor molds:
  • Alternaria: This mold leads to allergic responses, and it is commonly found in the mouth, nose, and upper respiratory tract.
  • Aspergillus: This kind of mold leads to lung infections, and is present in the house dust, and in warm and very damp climates.
  • Cladosporium: This very common outdoor fungus causes asthma and hay fever symptoms, and grows on damp and porous materials, as well as wood and textiles.
  • Penicillium: this is another extremely common type of mold which causes asthma and allergies, and often grows on carpets, wallpapers, decaying fabrics, and fiberglass duct insulation. Some species of penicillium produce mycotoxins, such as the common antibiotic penicillin.
  • Stachybotrys: Being an extremely great threat to health, this “black mold” creates mycotoxins which lead to various health issues, including bleeding of the lungs, and serious breathing difficulties. It is not that common as the other four types, fortunately, and it is frequently found on paper and wood, but not on tiles, linoleum, or concrete.
The exposure to mold leads to numerous different health issues, known as a mold illness. According to the Mayo Clinic:

“Although a mold allergy is the most common problem caused by exposure to mold, mold can cause illness without an allergic reaction. Mold can also cause infections or irritant and toxic reactions. Infections caused by mold can lead to a variety of problems from flu-like symptoms to skin infections and even pneumonia. “