9 Seemingly Innocent Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

Unexpected indigestion

If Taco Tuesday never bothered you before, stop blaming your “heartburn” on $5 margaritas and queso dip and consider calling 911 – particularly if you have other risk factors for heart attacks, such as being over 65 years old and having high cholesterol, or if the pain feels left-sided, travels down your left arm or leaves you sweating profusely, says Dr. Ernest Brown, a family medicine physician in the District of Columbia. Adds Dr. Fred Bove, past president of the American College of Cardiology: “Indigestion is … usually related to a digestive problem, [but] occasionally, it is a cardiac symptom that is a precursor of a heart attack.”

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