Alot of people are alone when they die of a heart attack. They die alone, because they cannot help themselves. So we wrote this article in the hope that people may actually be able to help themselves, as there is a way of controlling the heart rate.
Many people do not recognise the symptoms of the heart attack early enough and as it builds up and gets worse, they may not be able to make it to the phone to call 911 and so lose consciousness. So would you know what you could do to regulate your own heart beat?
Well it’s simpler than you think. It’s an essential first aid skill that many of us simply do not know about. It involves coughing hard and breathing to regulate the heart. Cayenne Pepper can also help reduce blood pressure.
Self Cough CPR
By coughing and breathing hard, we can control the heart rate and bring it back down again to a more normal level so that we can then get in contact with the emergency services.
It will gain you time enough to get the help you need.
Follow these simple steps:
Breathe in deeply then cough hard, breathe in deeply then cough hard. Repeat this until your heart beat regulates back to normal. This will buy you enough time to call the emergency services. As you still need to get it checked out and it may well return quickly… So be prepared to repeat the above if it does.
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It is of course worth mentioning that the American Heart Association do not endorse teaching this in CPR training courses due to the fact that the victim could be non responsive and so would not be able to perform this on their own. We are aware of this fact of course, but wanted to share this information, as it may well make the difference between life and death and if you can remember this simple exercise, then you will remain responsive and be therefore better and more able to assist yourself. It may well make the difference at that crucial moment when the heart attack is building, which means you can save yourself time and make it to a phone to call the emergency services, to get you to A&E.
Catch the signs early
From the American Heart Association: It’s important to understand these early signs. Don’t wait to get help if you experience any of these heart attack warning signs. Some heart attacks are sudden and intense. But most start slowly, with mild pain, or discomfort. Pay attention to your body and call 911 if you experience:
Chest discomfort Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes – or it may go away and then return. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness, or pain.
Discomfort in other areas of the upper body Symptoms can include pain, or discomfort in one, or both arms, the back, neck, jaw, or stomach.
Shortness of breath This can occur with, or without chest discomfort.
Other signs Other possible signs include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea, or light headedness.
It is here at this point that self CPR could make all the difference.
Breathe in deeply then cough hard, breathe in deeply then cough hard.
Repeat this until your heart beat regulates back to normal. This will buy you enough time to call the emergency services. As you still need to get it checked out.
Symptoms vary between men and women
As with men, women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain, or discomfort. But women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, and back or jaw pain.
Don’t hesitate to call 911
Learn the signs for heart attack and remember: Even if you’re not sure it’s a heart attack, have it checked out.
Minutes matter. Fast action can save lives – maybe your own.
Call 911 if you experience heart attack warning signs. Calling 911 is almost always the fastest way to get lifesaving treatment.
An emergency medical services (EMS) team can begin treatment when they arrive – up to an hour sooner than if someone gets to the hospital by car. EMS staff are also trained to revive someone whose heart has stopped. Patients with chest pain who arrive by ambulance usually receive faster treatment at the hospital, too.
For many reasons, it’s best to call 911 so that an experienced EMS team can begin treatment and arrange rapid transport to the emergency room.
For anyone suffering from Heart problems, or to help keep a healthy heart, add Hawthorn to your daily diet. In both the East and West, hawthorn has been used for millennia as both a food and a medicine. The current use of hawthorn for heart conditions dates back to the 17th century.
The extract of hawthorn can increase blood flow to the heart muscle itself, helping to counteract one of the most common modern causes of death in industrial countries—heart attack due to lack of blood flow to the heart. In pharmacological tests on both animals and humans, hawthorn has been shown to improve the contractility of the heart muscle (which can lead to a stronger pumping action of the heart), increase cardiac performance and output, lower the peripheral vascular resistance (reducing the workload of the heart), steady the heartbeat (antiarrhythmic effect), as well as increasing the heart’s tolerance to oxygen deficiency, such as might happen during stress or excitement, or in diseases where the arteries are partially blocked.
Source: American Heart Association
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