Many people in our communities will soon be braving
the dark and cold of the early mornings for the hunting
But doctors want to ensure hunters don't stress themselves
Like any sport.
hunting can put a lot of strain on your body.
especially your heart.
and health officials in La Crosse see emergency room
visits each season for heart attacks.
The strain of hiking large hills or dragging a deer
through the snow can stress the heart more than someone
is used to.
Officials say your location also affects how others
can help you if you are hurt.
A lot of these people, something happens and you're
out in the middle of a coulee somewhere, how are you
going to get out is the number one thing.
And how is anybody going to get to you to help you
if you can't get yourself out of there, or if your
hunting party can't get you out.
These are some warning signs of heart attacks you
can watch for while hunting:
An uncomfortable pressure or pain in the center of
the chest for more than two minutes...
Chest pain that spreads to the shoulders.
neck or arms...
nausea and shortness of breath.