According to the HealthDayNews, coughing vigorously when you think you're having a heart attack may save your life.
"Coughing creates a pumping action that can push blood through the body and to the brain, thereby keeping you going until medical help arrives, according to the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine."
"However, when and how you cough is important. It should start with a single cough every one to two seconds in bouts of five coughs." If possible, a deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough should be deep and long.
But, call 911 right away also to be sure that rescue workers get to you as quickly as possible. You don't have to be able to speak to get help from a 911 operator, they can get your address on their own to send help.
Most doctors agree that you should also chew (not swallow) one regular-strength aspirin if you think you are having a heart attack. (1- They don't say Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen or Naproxen, just aspirin. Read the box to be sure. 2- Don't do this if you are allergic to aspirin.) Chewing an aspirin will help save your life, but you still need to call 911 and receive medical help right away.
Doctors also say that taking one low-dose aspirin a day could prevent a heart attack. But, this has to be discussed with your doctor since it can cause major problems in many cases. Low-dose aspirin therapy is not for everyone.
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