Help spread awareness with National Awareness Days. February is American Heart Month and here at Paloma Pottery we are featuring our heart shaped gifts with free gifts for online purchases placed from February 1st to Valentine's Day. To redeem this special offer, you must mention "heart shaped gifts" sale in the comments section of the shopping cart. With the rush of the holidays behind us, the simplicity of small reminders is all the more powerful during these quiet winter days. While we are full of new resolutions to cherish what matters most, customers are finding elegant tokens of love and commitment in this creative, eco-friendly line.
Heart Attack Warning Signs**
Some heart attacks are sudden and intense — the “movie heart attack,” where no one doubts what’s happening. But most heart attacks start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. Often people affected aren’t sure what’s wrong and wait too long before getting help. Here are signs that can mean a heart attack is happening:
- Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. 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 with or without chest discomfort.
- Other signs may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness
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.
Learn the signs, but remember this: Even if you’re not sure it’s a heart attack, have it checked out (tell a doctor about your symptoms). Minutes matter! Fast action can save lives — maybe your own. Don’t wait more than five minutes to call 9-1-1.
Learn More… American Heart Association **Info provided by AHA website