Recently the stress level in the Houston region and other areas affected by Hurricane Harvey have been high and this is not good for older folks. Stress causes release of “stress hormones” which rev up your body’s flight or fight response. This can trigger dormant disease ─ especially vascular disease.
Be especially aware of impending heart problems and be checked early. The heart problems characteristically present with pain on the left side of the front of the chest and may radiate down the left arm. Classical pain is described as pressure associated with difficulty breathing.