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Tribal Health and Wellness News Recognizing Signs of a Heart Attack or a Stroke Chehalis Tribal Wellness Center Heart disease remains the number one killer of both men and women! Stroke is the number three cause of death, behind heart disease and cancer. Available Health Care Services What are the heart attack symptoms differences in men and women? Need a healthcare service, but not sure where to go? How about the Chehalis Tribal Wellness Center! You may not Indigestion: realize it, but we offer a wide variety of Great services. Masquerader Here is a sampling: Lasts Longer than „ Full span of life healthcare- infants and 15 minutes children, adult, geriatrics and more. „ Women’s health (routine well-woman exams, birth control, menopausal support). • IUD insertion/removal. „ Crushing chest tightness or pressure. „ Often more vague in quality. • Nexplanon insertion/removal. „ Shortness of breath. „ May be located in the right arm, jaw, or upper „ Sweating, nausea, and/or dizziness. back. „ Chronic disease management . „ May masquerade as indigestion. „ May occur as a new onset of shortness „ Mole removal. of breath or fatigue without chest pain. „ Cyst removal. Symptoms and Causes of a Stroke: Symptoms of Stroke Causes of Stroke „ Skin biopsies. „ Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm „ Blockage of an artery in the neck or brain. Steroid joint injections. or leg. „ Blood clot from the neck or heart that travels to „ „ Sudden confusion, diffculty speaking travels the brain. „ Carpal tunnel steroid injections. to the brain or understanding speech. „ Bleeding in the brain from high blood or a „ Trigger point injections. „ Sudden trouble seeing. ruptured aneurysm in the brain. „ Sudden trouble walking or loss of balance. „ Toenail removal’s. „ Sudden severe headache. „ X-rays. Lifestyle and Medical Treatments for Heart disease and Stroke: „ Labs. „ Quit smoking „ Regular exercise should be paced so NOT to „ Control high blood pressure trigger chest pain „ Simple foreign body removal, including eyes and ears. „ Control cholesterol „ Control Diabetes „ Control weight „ Simple laceration repair (sutures/staples/ „ Control stress with walking/sleep as NOT to steristrips). „ Physical activity for 30 minutes 3 times/week trigger chest pain „ Avoid excessive alcohol reduces risk of heart „ External hemorrhoid removal (for attack by 50 Percent thrombosed hemorrhoids). What shall I do if I have these symptoms? „ Much more, just call and ask or schedule „ Heart attack: call 9-1-1 and go directly to the „ Stroke: call 9-1-1 and go directly to the today! Emergency Room by ambulance Emergency Room by ambulance. „ (TIME is MUSCLE) „ (TIME is BRAIN function) Contact the clinic for appointment at 360-273-5504 Chehalis Tribal Wellness Center/SDPI Healthy Heart Program Hours are Monday through Friday Lance Ray, MD 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Page 4   
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