Caring for the environment is a noble cause with long-term benefits for our planet. You don’t have to be a scientist or philanthropist to be able to do it. Even children can do something to care for and protect our environment. At home, simple things such as segregation of garbage, planting vegetables and trees in our surroundings and using non-toxic products can go a long way to save the environment.
Doing something for the environment may require hard work, causing some people to suffer from certain body pains at some point. It can be worth it though since it means giving your family, yourself and all living beings a better place to live in.
However, if the pain is coming from your arms, it may be symptomatic of a more serious condition than just hard work. Just like itchy armpits, pain in right arm or left arm is pretty common. It is more often caused by sore arm muscles as a result of exerting too much effort on the arm such as when lifting heavy objects. That is why many people don’t see it as a symptom of life-threatening occurrences, more particularly of heart attack.
Many people are surprised to know that heart attack does not always cause chest pains. Heart attack may also come with arm pain in the left or both arms. But it can be challenging to tell the difference between arm pain as a result of muscle strain and arm pain as a symptom of heart attack.
In most cases, heart attack occurs when there is myocardial infarction, a condition when a blood clot obstructs the flow of blood and oxygen into the heart muscle. When the heart muscle runs out of oxygen, it normally sends a signal to the brain. Generally, it will result in squeezing and cramping pain in the right side or center of the chest. The pain sometimes also extends to both shoulders and arms of the patient. This is a case of referred pain. For men, the pain is normally felt in the left arm, while for women, it is often felt more in both arms. This referred pain normally occurs when the brain confuses the nerve signals coming from the heart muscle to come from the arm because of nerve proximity.
Arm pain can be the earliest indication of an incoming heart attack. Some patients have also reported suffering from sleep disturbances as a result of arm pain days before the actual heart attack occurred. Additionally, arm pain may not at all times be the regular pain. It can also be a tingling sensation or a dull pain. You may also experience pins-and-needles in the arm, heaviness or weakness instead of pain. These pain and sensations may come and go and may hit before or during the heart attack.
Even though you have doubts that your arm pain is not a symptom to an impending heart attack, it is best to be safe and to seek medical attention immediately. It can be a life-saving decision for you.