Symptoms

KNOW YOUR BODY - Don’t ignore symptoms

Signs of a heart attack:

  • Chest pain or discomfort. 
  • Feeling weak, light-headed, or faint. 
  • Pain or discomfort in the jaw, neck, or back.
  • Pain or discomfort in one or both arms or shoulders.
  • Shortness of breath. 
  • Women may experience additional symptoms including unusual or unexplained tiredness and nausea or vomiting.

Signs of a stroke: Remember BE FAST

  • B – Sudden loss of balance or coordination
  • E – Sudden trouble seeing out of one or both eyes
  • F – Sudden drooping on one side of the face
  • A – Sudden weakness in one arm or leg
  • S – Sudden trouble with speech or understanding
  • T – Time to call 911
  • While BE FAST is the best way to identify a potential stroke, there are other symptoms that can indicate a possible stroke including:
    • Sudden numbness in the extremities
    • Sudden confusion or trouble understanding
    • Possibly sudden severe headache with no known cause

Other Symptoms

  • Abnormal nausea or vomiting
  • Abnormal loss of appetite
  • Coughing up blood
  • Sudden pains beginning on the right side of lower abdomen
  • Sudden pain that begins around your navel and shifts to lower right abdomen
  • Pain that worsens if you cough, walk or make other jarring movements
  • Abnormal lumps/bumps/protrusions
  • Painful urination
  • Chronic joint pain