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Hi, you should definitely see a doctor/go to A&E immediately as a matter of urgency, as your chest pain has lasted for weeks and has shown signs of worsening. Chest pain is one of those symptoms that you should NOT ignore. While it’s indeed often due to "less-worrying" causes, it's better to be safe than sorry. Even minor chest pains can sometimes be a sign of coronary artery disease and clogged heart vessels - up to 30% of heart attacks have barely noticeable warning signs or symptoms.
Hi, Medical IDs bracelets, or Medical Alert Bracelets, can be helpful for doctors treating you, especially in an emergency situation. The main purpose of a medical ID is to alert healthcare workers (including paramedics and nurses) to your specific medical or allergic condition at the point in time when they're about to administer emergency treatment. This allows you to receive proper treatment without delay. Hence, including info that could help in a life or death situation, such as severe food or medical allergies, blood group, next of kin contact info etc, would be most helpful.
Toners are not essential in your skincare routine, unless your skin is oily. Many Singaporeans believe that it can help to tighten or close pores, but this is NOT true. It can also irritate your skin if you have eczema or sensitive skin. Toner was actually invented in the first place because cleansers in the past used to leave a soapy film on your skin, and toner helped to remove it. If your skin is oily, then toner can be used. I'd pick one that has salicylic or hydroxy acid to improve skin oiliness and skin tone.
I am not entirely sure why you get bright spots that last for half an hour after doing headstands. But here's what we know. Doing a headstand, or sirsasana in Yoga, will cause venous congestion in the head and neck. This leads to a sudden elevation of pressure in the eyeballs as well, to double or more of normal. This sudden rise in eyeball pressure causes what appear to be decompression effects afterwards when optic nerve head parameters are measured with the Heidelberg retina tomograph.