Health MATTERS: of the Heart

I’m no expert but here are a few questions readers were curious about…

Q. Does your heart really stop when you sneeze?

Ans. You first take a deep breath and hold it, which tightens your chest muscles and it certainly feels like it stops for a second or two, but No, it does not.

taken from the Nurses Shift Website.  Link:
Taken from the Nurses Shift health/wellness Website.  See link below.

Q. Does absence make the heart grow fonder?

Ans. Did you mean absinthe?  Yes, that one does!

As far as having a long distance relationship or just not seeing your partner for a while goes, it can help to create more intimacy when you first see them again than when you are with someone every single day.  But, if it goes on for longer than 6 months you will probably find someone else before you see your significant other again.

Q. Which sex has the strongest heart?

Ans. When it comes to matters of the heart, men and women definitely aren’t created equal. For instance, a man’s heart weighs about 10 ounces, while a woman’s heart weighs approximately 8 ounces.

Not only is a woman’s heart smaller than a man’s, but the signs that it’s in trouble are a lot less obvious. When women have a heart attack — and more than a half million do each year — they’re more likely to have nausea, indigestion, and shoulder aches rather than the hallmark chest pain. Remember, heart disease is the #1 killer of both men and women so both genders should heed this healthy advice: Don’t smoke, keep your blood pressure and cholesterol levels in check, and watch for the obvious and the more subtle warning signs your heart could be in trouble.

I am happy to be able to answer your questions.



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