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Is It Just Stress? Chest Pain Isn’t Always Serious, Is It?

Is It Just Stress? Chest Pain Isn’t Always Serious, Is It?

Do you ever feel significant chest pain?

Does it worry you?

Any type of chest pain that causes you concern or that is accompanied by any of the following symptoms, should be considered an emergency:

  • Pressure, tightness and squeezing pain across the chest
  • Pain radiating down the arm, shoulders, jaw, neck, and back, particularly on the left side
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness, sweating, weakness, overwhelming fatigue
  • Feeling of impending doom
  • Headache, blurry vision, light-headedness, feeling faint
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms such as indigestion, nausea and vomiting
  • Coughing and palpitations

You are much better safe than sorry.

If you experience symptoms like those above, you want to get to a hospital and rule out the possibility that you are having a heart attack.

Do not reason it away and lose valuable time.

There are many other causes of chest pain that can become worrisome, but they won’t give you sudden extreme symptoms like those of a heart attack.

Any of the following might give you chest pain:

  • GERD or heartburn
  • excessive belching
  • hiatal hernia
  • gastric ulcer
  • pulled muscle

Suffice to say that if you are worried, seek the advice of your doctor.

With that said, let me also say that even if you think your chest pain is related to stress, it is still cause for concern. Continue reading Is It Just Stress? Chest Pain Isn’t Always Serious, Is It?

Will the Causes of Extreme Fatigue Cost You Quality Time?

Will the Causes of Extreme Fatigue Cost You Quality Time?

Are you ready for the summer?

In the US we are finishing up the school year and heading into holiday.

Did you finish your spring cleaning and get your body into swim suit condition?

Maybe your priorities have changed.  Have you become less concerned about how you look and more concerned about your long term health?

If feeling good well into the future has become top priority for you, eating healthier and committing to an exercise program should be on your to do list.

Feeling good is a worthy goal spring, summer, winter or fall.

Fitness is wasted on the young.  When you can’t get out and enjoy your grand-son’s baseball game, fitness is about more than looking good, it’s about quality of life!  The causes of extreme fatigue may not be obvious, but the effects are hard to ignore.

Do you hit a wall every evening?  Are you so tired at the end of the day that you can’t enjoy your family? Continue reading Will the Causes of Extreme Fatigue Cost You Quality Time?

How Do You Easily Relieve That Bone Tired Feeling From Post Holiday Fatigue?

Holiday fatigue

The holidays can bring on a deep down ache in your bones, can’t they?

Before you reach for a bottle of pills or alcohol, think of simple and wholesome ways to relieve that deep down tired feeling.

The woman of the house is the most prone to suffer post holiday fatigue.  Please, if you don’t need a bit of nurturing today, then find someone near and dear to you who does, and make sure she takes care of herself.

Ten years ago, when I first began my struggle with auto immune disease, I was forever looking for pain relief that was natural and wouldn’t knock me out.

I was taking a class on the weekends with a group of women from my daughters’ school.  The subject of pain relief came up and one of the ladies suggested I try a hot bath with plenty of Epsom Salt.

It seemed a bit too simplistic to possibly help with the extreme pain that I had been coping with, but hey, I would have tried anything at that point.

You would not believe the amount of pain that you can soak away in 20 minutes!

You need to use 2 full cups of Epsom Salts, or any type of bath salts really. It’s an extra special treat to add essential oils to the mix.

Light a candle or your favorite incense.  Turn on some soft music.  Soak away pain and worries for 20 minutes.


You will lower your pain level significantly without taking a drug that is hard on your liver and will contribute to heart failure.

So go soak your head!  It really is great advice!

Water therapy is truly amazing, simple and effective.

Keep your head under the water for as much of the 20 minute soak as you can possibly handle.  That is how you get the biggest benefit.

My family knows how I feel about a good soak in the tub and got me the perfect gift this year.

Look for Dr. Teal’s Lavender Epsom Salt Soaking Solution and Therapeutic Bath & Body at a store near you.  I’m telling you, it is heaven in a tub!


When you lower your pain level, you can get a much more restful sleep.  The quality of your sleep has everything to do with your fatigue level.

Never underestimate the power of sleep.  It is pure healing magic!

Happy soaking and sweet dreams!

Hope your Christmas was cozy and happy, and that you bring in the New Year surrounded by those you love.


Many blessings,

Carrie Tucker, RCP
The Life Breath Coach
Heart Failure Solutions


PS– Remember everyday:

  • Relax and Release tension
  • Exhale Slowly
  • Be active in a way that adds joy to your life

Plus pure water ~whole foods~sunshine~and laughter

If My Doctor Says I No Longer Need Oxygen, Do I Need a Second Opinion?

Portable oxygen
A critical care unit is a good place to learn about the importance of oxygen. 

You will find out in a quick hurry how closely they watch oxygen levels.

The sicker you are, the more closely the doctors and nurses and respiratory therapists will monitor your oxygen levels.

In a home care setting, oxygen is just as important to the quality of your life.

In critical care, we are trying to save your life.

In a home setting, oxygen often feels like a handicap.  You feel like you are on a leash and it feels like a crutch, rather than the valuable health building tool that it is.

You and your family will likely grow tired of the tanks and tripping over the tubing, not to mention the growing electric bill.

Everyone is overjoyed to hear that they no longer need oxygen!


Hold on a moment before you give up that supply of oxygen!

“What?  Doesn’t my doctor know what’s best for me?”

He/she wouldn’t take you off of oxygen if you still needed it.

“Would he/she?”

Well, I’m sure he/she wouldn’t take you off oxygen, if he/she THOUGHT you needed it.

Certainly, we can agree on that.

The challenge is that your doctor may miss your need for oxygen all together! Continue reading If My Doctor Says I No Longer Need Oxygen, Do I Need a Second Opinion?

Low Oxygen Level: Can You Recover?

Low Oxygen Levels

Ditching home oxygen sure sounds like a good idea most of the time.  It’s inconvenient and annoying.

Over 10 years, I’ve cared for more than a thousand people with low oxygen level.

One of the most common questions I am asked is, “Can you recover from low oxygen levels?”

The more chronic your condition, the more likely you will be to need oxygen therapy to live a normal life.

Amazing recovery from low oxygen levels is certainly a possibility, it just won’t happen without consistent effort on your part.   NOTHING is impossible.

It’s understandable that your focus is getting your life back to normal.  You don’t want to drag oxygen tanks around.  In fact, you might be inclined to sit at home and wait to get better.  I want to encourage you to get out there and live your life WITH your oxygen tank if you need it!  (You may NEED it even if you don’t think you do!)

Your LIFE will becomes your exercise program when you insure safe oxygen levels while you get out there and LIVE!

If you push through your life WITHOUT needed supplemental oxygen you will cause yourself a whole lot of suffering.

It’s urgent that you prioritize your oxygen need.  Below 92% IS harmful!

Even a little below 92% blood oxygen saturation is very dangerous.

IF you recover from low oxygen level, it will be from attending to your needs rather than ignoring them.

Gas laws are universal!  This is not an “opinion”!  Without AT LEAST 92% blood oxygen saturation there will not be enough oxygen PRESSURE in your blood vessels (pipes) to push the oxygen into your cells, tissues, muscles, organs, and organ systems.  PERIOD.

Do not believe anyone who gives you advice that contradicts this truth.  It will harm you!


So, can you recover from low oxygen level?


Sorry to ask a question with a question, but it is a question YOU should be asking …

“Can I die from low oxygen level?”

The answer to that question is, “Yes, you CAN die from low oxygen level!”.


Your situation might look different than the next guy, but there is no getting around basic fundamental gas laws.

If the oxygen in your blood is less than 92% saturated with oxygen, then the oxygen molecules can’t reach their destination using their preferred method of transportation, your red blood cells.

If you fail to meet your basic need for oxygen you will quickly deteriorate and quite likely suffer a life threatening event!

Here are a few “low oxygen level stories”:


Yolanda just hated using oxygen.

She had been hospitalized many times but just couldn’t bring herself to use it on a consistent basis.

Finally, after one hospitalization too many, she came to terms with it.

“I have to use this annoying thing, or I am going to die,” she said.

As a long time smoker, she knows it’s for keeps.

Robert didn’t think he needed oxygen except at night.

“That’s what my doctor told me,” he said.

The oximeter said he had an oxygen deficit with activity.

Robert was also over exerting himself with exercise.

“No pain no gain!”

It wasn’t easy to convinced Robert that he needed to use supplemental oxygen with activity and even tougher to get him to stay at a nice calm pace.

Robert began supplementing oxygen during activity, (and light exercise) and was so surprised to find out how much more energy he had to enjoy his family.

He felt fine when his grand-kids got out of school!

His usual nap time became routine fun with his favorite little people!

Jane’s story was deadly.  Read it here ->  Deadly Low Oxygen Level

Low oxygen level can cause vagal stimulation, which will suddenly stop your heart.  Jane ignored her oxygen needs and suffered the ultimate consequence.



It is important that safety come first!

When your oxygen level dips it can cause your heart to stop!                        

Did you get that?

Low Oxygen Levels Can Cause Sudden Death!

Before you worry about recovery, make sure you DO NO HARM!

The key to getting off supplemental oxygen is strength building, BUT that is NOT what you think it is!

Please don’t make the mistake of thinking that means to hit the gym!

“No pain, no gain” is NOT a helpful philosophy at this point in your healing process.

You need to know how to gain strength without hurting yourself!


Chris became a Life Breath Club Member when he was fighting for his life.

He was in and out of the hospital and doctors told him his only hope to live was a heart transplant, because his heart would never get strong again.

Within a few weeks of applying the information Chris learned from the Life Breath Club he was feeling so much better that everything changed for him.  He began walking, slowly at first but then for longer stretches with greater ease.

Chris got back to work and travel within a couple months!


Anita felt like using oxygen meant giving up the fight.

Oxygen seemed like a crutch more than a tool to Anita.  She has been dealing with significant kypho scoliosis since birth, yet has accomplished more in her lifetime than a crowd of average healthy people could manage!

Her dis-ability never dis-abled her!

She is one of the most “able” people you will ever meet.

When she convinced herself that supplemental oxygen was worth her time, she was shocked at the benefit she gained from using it!  Within a week she had dropped 7 pounds!  The pounds continue to melt away even though Anita has begun to put on muscle weight!

Sleep apnea was something Anita thought she had under control, but once she dropped her blood pressure with all those pounds, her night time ventilation completely changed, as well.

Anita discovered that seeking health has taken her on a journey.  She is just grateful that she now has plenty of energy to navigate her options and get the care she needs!

Education is your best defense.

Find out why how to address low oxygen levels and lose dangerous fluid weight.

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Many BLESSings,

Carrie Tucker, RCP

“The Life Breath Coach”

Heart Failure Solutions


PS– Remember everyday:

  • Relax and Release tension
  • Exhale Slowly
  • Be active in a way that adds Joy to your life

Plus pure water ~whole foods~sunshine~and laughter

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