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Women Call for Help When Family Members Suffer Heart Attacks, But Not For Themselves

Reasons why women call an ambulance for family but not for themselves.

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Women must call ambulance when they have heart attack. Photo Credit by rawpixel on Unsplash.
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A conference held at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) in Poland revealed an alarming fact. Women call for ambulance when male family members suffer heart attacks, but ignore to call for help when they suffer same. Considering that the International Women’s Day comes up on March 8, researchers said it is high time women took care of themselves also.

The theme for the coming International Day for Women is #BalanceforBetter. The underlying message behind this campaign theme is that men and women across the world should have access to the same things without gender disparity. #BalanceforBetter is a call-to-action for driving gender balance all over the world.

Overwhelming Household Chores Delay Women from Calling an Ambulance

Professor Mariusz of the Polish Registry of Acute Coronary Syndromes disclosed that overwhelming household chores inhibit women from taking care of their health when they have a crisis. Managing the home, preparing children for school, cooking family meals and other household responsibilities literally prevent women from calling an ambulance if they experience heart attack symptoms, Mariusz said.

Apart from being preoccupied with household chores, women prioritize medical attention for fathers, brothers and husbands; but pay little attention when they themselves need medical attention. This point was submitted by Dr. Marek Gierlotka, a coordinator at the registry.

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Women fail to call the ambulance when they have heart attack. Photo Credit: Artistic Operations/Pixabay

A total of 7,582 patients with ST-elevation myocardial infaction (STEMI) were recruited for the study. STEMI is a dangerous type of heart attack which occurs when a major artery supplying blood to the heart is blocked. When this blood flow is restored within the recommended window period, there is less likelihood that the patient will die of heart attack. If an ambulance is called, electrocardiogram (ECG) is used to open up the artery to restore blood flow.

Signs of Heart Attack in Women Could Be Different From Those in Men

While 45% of heart attack patients recover when treated immediately before they arrive hospital, a few of these happen to be women. In about 40% of patients, ECG results were sent from the ambulance to a heart attack center to increase the chances of saving them when they get to the hospital.

More women die from heart attack because they do not call immediately for an ambulance when they experience symptoms. And their ECG results are less often sent to a heart attack center in increase their chances of living when they are being transported inside an ambulance. Again, many women put off calling an ambulance for themselves because their symptoms manifest in ways that could be different from those of men.

Typical signs of heart attack include pain in the chest and in the left arm. But for women, this could be pain on the back, shoulder and stomach.

It is best to call an anbulance if you have sudden pains that last more than 15 minutes in the chest, throat, neck, back, stomach or shoulders.

 

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Lolita studied Mass Communication for her first degree and Media Studies for her second degree. She loves to write on tropical diseases and health conditions. She brings her wealth of editorial experience to bear in working with Health News Office. A mother of two, she cooks special dishes for her kids in her spare time. Lolita can be reached at [email protected]

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4 Tips to Create a Healthy Living Space

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You will spend a lot of amount of time in their homes, so it is essential to create a living space that will promote good health and wellbeing. Luckily, there are dozens of ways to detoxify your home environment and create a space that is safe and comfortable. With this in mind, here are four tips for creating a healthy living space: 

1. Maintain a hygienic home

One of the simplest ways to create a healthy home is by keeping your living space clean and hygienic. If you don’t clean your home regularly, then dirt and bacteria will build-up, and this can contribute to various health issues. You can keep your living environment hygienic by following a regular cleaning schedule that includes disinfecting worktops and hoovering to remove dust and dirt. You should also encourage your family to follow good hygiene practices such as washing their hands after using the bathroom and cleaning dirty dishes straight after meals. You can place essential oil hand sanitizer around your home to help kill germs and prevent the spread of illnesses such as the common cold.

2. Use natural cleaning products 

Most store-bought cleaning products contain huge numbers of harsh chemicals that can be damaging to your health and the environment. Fortunately, you can effortlessly make your own natural cleaning products with the help of a few everyday household items. For example, according to experts at positivehealth.com, you can use vinegar in water as an alternative to glass cleaner and baking soda with water as an alternative to oven cleaner. Creating your own cleaning products is much more environmentally friendly, and you won’t risk your family being exposed to potentially harmful toxins. It should also work out far cheaper than purchasing man-made cleaning products. 

3. Keep your household items organized

A cluttered or disorganized living space can create feelings of stress and make it more challenging to complete your household tasks. You should make the effort to keep your living space organized by keeping items stored away when they are not in use. You can easily create additional storage space by purchasing extra storage units. You should also consider having a big clear out and getting rid of any household items you no longer need. There are many different articles offering advice and tips on how to declutter your home and create an organized living space. 

4. Create a dedicated workspace

Advancements in technology mean that large numbers of people now work from home and complete their work tasks remotely. Despite this, many people don’t have a dedicated workspace within their homes. Working from bed or while sitting on the sofa can be harmful to your health and cause problems such as back and neck pain. It can also affect your productivity and make it more challenging to separate your work and personal life. With that in mind, people working from home should create a dedicated workspace that offers quality work equipment such as a desk and ergonomic chair. 

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4 Ways to Combine Sports Nutrition with Exercise

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Whether you’re trying to build muscle, lose weight, just be more active or anything in between, finding the balance between diet and exercise is critical. Doing one without the other is useful and a step in the right direction but without combining the two you are unlikely to see the results you want.

Sports nutrition comes in the form of food, drink and supplements. Knowing what to have and when, along with your exercise, is vital to reaching your goals. It is, of course, important to remember that everybody’s body is different, and needs do differ, so there is no one size fits all answer to your required regime.

Muscle building

If you’re looking to build muscle, then protein is the ideal dietary supplement. Protein is what supplies your muscles with essential amino acids that build new tissue, promoting muscle growth. 

There are a number of ways you could introduce more protein to your diet. For example, you could eat more cheese and eggs, as well as carefully looking at what type of meat you consume. High in protein foods that are suitable for vegetarians and vegans are lentils, chickpeas, tofu and almonds amongst many others.

You could also consider consuming bulking protein in shake form, of which there are various flavors. 

Increasing metabolism

Some studies have shown that consuming bee pollen, for instance, can increase your metabolism. Increasing protein intake, drinking more cold water and green tea and eating spicy food are also thought to have this capability.

If it works for you, then finding a way to increase your metabolism can help with weight loss. It isn’t alone in what counts, of course, but it can be effective as your metabolism is your body’s process of making and burning energy from food.

Increasing energy

Eating and drinking products that increase your energy will help you be able to exercise more effectively and for longer. Complex carbohydrates are your usual source of energy, so eating whole-wheat pasta, whole-grain cereals, beans and lentils are all natural ways to boost your workout. 

If you prefer to eat energy bars or use energy gel, then you could obtain them through an online chemist with cheap deals, such as www.chemistdirect.com.au, and have them delivered to your home. 

Rehydration 

During your exercise and once you have finished you should focus on rehydration. You lose fluids while exercising through your sweat and it is important to replace this by drinking enough. One key element that must be restored is your electrolyte – minerals in your body with an electric charge, which help your body perform at its maximum – balance, which can be achieved through drinking the right types of liquid.

To help achieve this, you could use sachets or solutions in water or drink high electrolyte content sports drinks.

Finding the food, drink and products that are right for your body will help you perform to your potential and build the muscle or lose the weight you are looking to. Consulting an expert in diet and exercise is recommended if planning on changing anything too radically. 

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3 Types of Common Medical Negligence Claims that Require a Solicitor

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Getting good healthcare is something that no one should have to worry about. One should be able to explicitly trust the physicians and healthcare professionals that they are in the care of and expect to receive a high standard of treatment. 

Unfortunately, though, there are a number of circumstances wherein the occurrence of human error results in a medical negligence case against a healthcare professional. When such situations arise, it is best to enlist the services of a qualified solicitor who has experience in dealing with similar cases.

Here are three of the more common types of medical negligence claims for which you should secure the assistance of a qualified solicitor.

1. Birth Injury

The process of bringing a baby into this world is a complex one. At times, it can also be risky, particularly if you have a pre-existing condition that might cause further complications to arise. At such a volatile and transitional point in your life, the last thing you want to deal with is the occurrence of a birth related injury. 

However, such injuries do happen, and when they do you want to ensure that you have the right solicitor on your side. Solicitors like Diane Rostron have years of experience dealing with such cases and are certainly worth your consideration when you are looking for someone to help you navigate this tricky and legally complex claim.

2. Misdiagnosis

One of the most basic things that physicians are expected to be able to do is present a patient with an accurate and reliable diagnosis. The wrong diagnosis can result in a patient receiving the wrong type of treatment or, worse, no treatment at all. Misdiagnosis claims are more common than one would like to think, with one in six NHS patients reportedly receiving the wrong diagnosis.

While the reasons for a misdiagnosis can depend upon a wide range of factors, the bottom line is that no one should have to suffer the consequences of a misdiagnosis — which can be extreme. Tackling a claim of this nature can be difficult, so make sure the solicitor you use has enough experience with these types of cases.

3. Surgical Negligence

Having to undergo a surgical procedure is not something that most people look forward to. Many experience severe feelings of anxiety when faced with the necessity of having surgery, anxiety that can lead to further mental health issues. The last thing that someone preparing for surgery should have to worry about is the possibility of negligence on the part of the physician.

While it isn’t likely that you will face issues resulting from negligence in your surgery, it is good to know how to find help should the situation arise. Common surgical negligence cases have to do with the wrong procedure being done or the onset of an infection after surgery, resulting from poor hygiene practices. Because the types of surgical negligence cases vary, you should find a solicitor to handle your claim who has specific experience with your type of case. 

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