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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…

How To Use Ginger As An Herbal Medicine For Arthritis

Arthritis is a condition characterized by inflammation of the joints in the body usually accompanied by pain, swelling, and stiffness. This disease is common among older people and is usually treated with anti-inflammatory drugs. 

How To Use Ginger As An Herbal Medicine For Arthritis

But do you know that there is an herbal medicine that has shown effective cure for reducing joint inflammations caused by arthritis? Ginger is not only well-known for its uses in cooking but it also has been used for centuries to treat various conditions in the body. The following are some ways you can use ginger to relieve aching joints caused by arthritis:

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Add fresh ginger to your everyday meals. Use it in finely minced form and sauté in hot oil with the rest of the ingredients. Ginger also makes a great addition to meals such as stews and soups for its smell and taste.

Drink one cup of ginger tea a day. Add one teaspoon of fresh grated ginger to hot water or put 3 slices of ginger in a cup of boiling water. This tea is not only soothing to the stomach, it also has potent anti-inflammatory agent that is beneficial to patients suffering from arthritis.

Drink ginger ale made from fresh ginger. Mix 2 cups water, 1 cup sugar, 1/4 cup freshly grated ginger and bring to a boil. Allow to cool then strain the ginger. Add 1 cup lemon juice and 1 liter chilled club soda. Pour over ice and enjoy!

Massage the aching spine or joint with ginger massage oil. Mix 6 drops of ginger, 4 drops of jasmine, and 2 drops of orange essential oils into a bowl and mix thoroughly before applying to the affected areas. Alternatively, you can also use fresh ginger root and place it in a warm compress before applying directly to the painful joints to reduce the pain and inflammation.