Heart attacks spiking during the holiday season

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — A lot of things have changed this year, but unfortunately holiday heart attacks aren’t one of them.

Doctors suspect there is an increase of cardiac arrests between November and December due excesses consumption of food and alcohol. Many people tend to over indulge and exercise less. Physicians also say there are more holiday heart attacks due to higher levels of stress.

Therefore, health experts recommend watching your caloric intake and doing daily physical activity.

Doctors also say during the pandemic it is especially important to be proactive. They say in order to prevent an emergency do not delay health care. Dr. Zebulon Friedly, family physician at Grand Valley Primary Care, says, “it’s important that people still prioritize their health and make doctors appointments.”

In addition, Dr. Friedly says some typical signs of a heart attack include left-sided crushing chest pain and sweating, In women, abdominal pain is also possible. However, under any circumstance if you are worried, seek medical attention immediately.

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