Did you know that 80% of heart attacks occur when a person is alone? Meaning they were scared, did not know what was going on, and they did not know how to help themselves; don’t end up like that!
If you are having a heart attack you will begin to feel a sharp pain in your chest, which will eventually spread to your arm, and jaw. According to most doctors, you will have 15 seconds before you lose consciousness. But, it is also important to know that no heart attack is the same; symptoms will sometimes begin slowly and last longer. You will need to get help immediately. Don’t take the risk, but do the following procedure…
It may sound strange, but cough immediately! Take a deep breath before each cough, but it needs to be deep and prolonged. Cough very heavily every two seconds, until help arrives or until your heart begins working regularly.
This motion brings oxygen into the lungs, and the body movements of coughing helps squeeze the heart and maintains blood circulation. Adding pressure to the heart area helps to restore natural rhythm.