Heart attacks and Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) are normally associated with seniors, but according to a recent article in Harvard Health Publications (2009), about 10% of heart attacks occur in men as young as 45. Lifestyle habits play a huge influencing role in the occurrence of heart attacks. Smoking half a pack of cigarettes a day increases the chances of heart attack by 50%. An “age”-old problem is becoming a “pediatric” problem, as evidenced by the examination of over 700 deceased teens and young adults in a research study just last year.
As myocardial infarction becomes more common, it’s important to know the symptoms if you are having a heart attack. Look for signs of shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, dizziness, discomfort in other areas of your upper body, and cold sweat. These symptoms persist for more than 30 minutes. After your first heart attack, repeat heart attacks are likely to occur if you don’t change your diet or lifestyle habits.
Life after a heart attack can be made easier with a companion by your side. No doubt, lifestyle habits are hard to break if you are trying to recover from a heart attack, especially after hospitalization. Home care agencies such as A-1 Home Care offer help with daily chores, transportation and personal care. They can be a great team player if you have a medical team of doctors and nurses who are helping you in your cardiac rehabilitation.
Don’t wait until it’s too late. Examine all the options you have now by calling (714) 523-4010 or visit http://www.anaheimhillsinhomecare.com for exceptional heart attack care. A-1 Home Care serves Anaheim Hills, Yorba Linda, Newport Beach, Villa Park, Costa Mesa and other cities throughout Orange County.