In a world full of diseases and conditions, researchers and scientists are constantly searching for cures. However, the easiest way to deal with a disease and condition is trying to prevent it before it occurs. It is widely accepted that a lot of diseases and conditions are genetic, so it’s almost impossible to prevent those. But something like a heart attack can be prevented. Heart attack signs are constantly present and by not acknowledging them, you increase the risk of them occurring.
Without a properly functioning heart, the rest of the body will fail. No heartbeat means no life, and the more damage you cause to your heart, the higher the risk of stopping it completely. With that said, there are heart attack signals and heart attack symptoms that will surface a month before it happens. We have to acknowledge them and not ignore them. It could save our lives. Never underestimate the importance of heart health.
Here are 8 signs your body will give you a month before a heart attack;
• Stomach Pains
If you start to feel abdominal pains such as nausea and bloating, it could be an early sign of a heart attack. It could just as easily be nothing serious but abdominal pains before heart attack will leave and return in short periods of time. If you feel both stomach pain and heart pain, you should see a doctor.
• Chronic fatigue
If you are currently feeling tired and sluggish, and its unprecedented, there might be a loss of blood flow to your heart. This generally occurs when there is a large buildup of plaque in the arteries that carry the blood to and from the heart.
• Chest pain or Pressure
This is one of the most noticeable heart attack signs. It’s called angina. According to Medicinet, this is caused when your heart is not getting enough oxygen-rich blood. Many people ignore this symptom because they think it’s just indigestion. But if the pressure is constant, it’s a direct sign that a heart attack may happen. If you feel unusual chest pain or pressure, you may be having heart health issues.
• Flu like symptoms
If you are in danger of having a heart attack, you may begin to develop flu like symptoms. These symptoms include fever, fatigue and chest pain. These symptoms can last between two to ten days. Depending on your age, if you are an older individual and can’t overcome these heart attack symptoms, go see your doctor immediately. Getting a flu or cold does not necessarily mean you are in danger of having a heart, but the symptoms need to be monitored.
• Shortness of breath
Another organ that suffers from loss of blood flow is the lung. If your lungs do not receive enough blood, you will not be able to breathe enough air. If you don’t breathe enough air, your brain will not be able to receive enough oxygen. Not breathing enough air will result in shortness of breath.
• Dizziness and cold sweats
When your body has poor blood circulation, your brain will not receive the proper blood flow that it requires to function properly. This is a sign that you may be in some danger. You should seek medical attention if the cold sweats and dizziness persist.
If you start to sweat and feel weak, or start experiencing nausea, jaw pain, or heart pain, you might be in danger of having a heart attack. This heart attack symptoms occur because your arteries are starting to narrow. When your arteries become narrow, there is no longer proper blood flow throughout the body. If your heart does not get sufficient blood, it will fail.
Another signal your body will give you before heart attack is insomnia. If you are having trouble going to sleep, this can lead to a heart attack. Most people that suffer from insomnia are also suffering from anxiety and depression. Anxiety can increase your blood pressure which can lead to a heart attack. Research has shown that depression and heart attacks are linked. So, trying to figure out what’s making you sad could save your life.
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