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Is Left Arm Numbness A Symptom Of Heart Stroke?

I ve pain inside my left front ribs. Which lm very sure it s my heart. Sometimes the pain radiates to my upper back and also up my neck, around areas of my ears and accompanied with headache.Also flashes of pain and numbness down my left arm and left feet and calf. Must this be a stroke or something like that, Sir
Mon, 16 Oct 2017
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Thanks for contacting with your health concern.

1. numbness alone rarely qualifies for a heart attack, often chest pain, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, palpitations are major signs of a heart stroke.

2. If you think the symptoms are associated with the Cardiovascular system have an appointment with a Cardiologist who along with necessary examination and investigation will make sure whether these symptoms are related to heart/chest wall or there is/are presence of underlying risk factors like:
- high blood pressure
- diabetes
- overweight
- high cholesterol

3. If after examination everything appears normal, and pain is not related to heart, one can give painkillers, local fomentation/liniments, tranquilizers, and antibiotics [if required], however, if relief is not seen, ask for X-ray chest, EKG and refer to a physician/Cardiologist
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Is Left Arm Numbness A Symptom Of Heart Stroke?

** Thanks for contacting with your health concern. 1. numbness alone rarely qualifies for a heart attack, often chest pain, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, palpitations are major signs of a heart stroke. 2. If you think the symptoms are associated with the Cardiovascular system have an appointment with a Cardiologist who along with necessary examination and investigation will make sure whether these symptoms are related to heart/chest wall or there is/are presence of underlying risk factors like: - high blood pressure - diabetes - overweight - high cholesterol 3. If after examination everything appears normal, and pain is not related to heart, one can give painkillers, local fomentation/liniments, tranquilizers, and antibiotics [if required], however, if relief is not seen, ask for X-ray chest, EKG and refer to a physician/Cardiologist