According to statistical data, heart attack is the primary cause of death in the USA. In order to prevent heart attack, it is crucial to know and recognize the symptoms of it.
Experts explain that unhealthy lifestyle is the major cause of such huge number of cases with heart attack in the USA. Therefore, first and most important step is preventing heart attack is leading healthy lifestyle.
Doctors say that you can save your life if you know the symptoms of heart attack. Namely, the symptoms are noticeable about one month before it actually occurs. And they are:
- Shortness of breath.
The reason for shortness of breath is because the lungs won’t receive the needed blood to function normally. It is important to understand that lungs and the heart work as team. That means if one of these organs has some problem it will have an impact on the other. That is the reason why shortness of breath is connected with heart attack.
- Chest pressure.
Pain and chest pressure is another indicator of heart attack. When there is potential of heart attack, the chest pain or pressure will be increased. This type of pain often is spread to the arms, back and shoulders.
- Dizziness and cold sweats.
Less blood supply to the brain means that there is poor blood circulation and that is the the reason for dizziness and cold sweats. Moreover, in case if your body feels clammy and unwell and your brain is not working properly, all of these symptoms may indicate heart attack.
- Flu or cold.
Studies have showed that many people that survived a heart attack explain that before the heart attack they experienced flu or cold-like symptoms. This actually is proof of the link between cold and flu and heart attack.
- Body weakness.
Less blood flow and poor blood circulation also may be the reason for body weakness and weakened muscles. In fact, doctors say that this is one of the earliest symptoms of heart attack.
Narrowed arteries mean that the blood flow to your heart is decreased and that will cause trouble with function of the heart. That is the reason why you should never ignore this symptom –feeling tired constantly.
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