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Dear Doctor My husband tells me he feels some numbness in

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Dear Doctor
My husband tells me he feels some numbness in his left forearm. He has been experiencing this for a week, plus tightness around his chest. When climbing stairs, he tires easily. He is currently experiencing high levels of work related stress.
He is 48 years old, 1.67 metres tall and weighs 75kg. Rest pulse (taken by him, standing): 50 bpm.
I am a bit worried. Shall I take him to the doctor?
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Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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yes, you should take him to the doctors right away

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or to the A&E for evaluation.

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tightness around the chest and numbness in the forearm could be signs of an early heart attack

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where the heart muscles are not getting enough blood flow

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work stress does not help.

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you should get him to the hospital right away to see if he is having a heart attack or any sort of heart related chest pain.

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let me know if you have questions.

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thanks.

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