Medical Glossary for Diseases and Complications: (K)

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Know the Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

A heart attack occurs when the heart does not receive blood and there is no oxygen supply to the heart. Continuous lack of oxygen causes the heart muscles to die.Signs and Symptoms:Chest pain or discomfort like a pressure, squeezing, heartburn or indigestion Pain in your arms, shoulders, jaw, back, neck or above your belly button Difficulty breathing during rest or on mild physical activity Nausea and vomiting Sudden sweating Feeling tired without any reason Dizziness or light-headedness Remember that the signs and symptoms of a heart attack vary in different people. Some may experience only one symptom and others may experience more than one The sooner your treat a heart attack, lesser is the damage caused to your heart; hence, immediate medical management is required.


Know What to Shop for Your Baby

As your pregnancy advances, it is time for you to plan things for your baby apart from your maternity clothing. Here are some handy tips that may help you prepare a shopping list for your baby: 1) Baby clothes 2) Nappies: You may need 10 to 12 of them per day. If you prefer using reusable nappies, buy at least 15 of them. 3) Feeding accessories: Nursing bras and breast pads. 4) Bedding for your baby: A Moses basket, crib or cot with mattress 5) Sheets and cellular blankets, or a fitted bottom sheet and a baby sleeping bag 6) A lightweight, cotton jersey or cotton wrap to secure your baby during the early weeks 7) A changing bag: To hold all small and big things that your baby may need whenever you go for an outing.