Apart from road accidents, drowning, malaria and the likes, the leading cause of non-communicable disease in Ghana are cardiovascular diseases and cancer. In fact, heart disease or cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the world.
According to the centre for disease control, cdc.gov, every year about 805,000 Americans get diagnosed with a Heart attack - a number that was expected to shoot to 1,055,000 in 2019.
The heart is a very important organ within our body that needs serious attention every day. Heart attack on the other hand is a medical condition that results in the blockage of blood to the heart.
Blood circulation is very vital for our overall health as it ensures a healthy distribution of oxygen throughout our body which keeps us alive. So, in this article, we intend to have a look at some of the early signs that your body is likely to show you in the early stage especially the first month of the attack. But before what causes a heart attack?
Habits That Causes Heart Attack
As stated earlier, the condition occurs in some of the coronary arteries, the organs which carry the blood becomes blocked. This result in a build of 'waste pulp' called plaque which occurs when fat deposit remains in the artery tubes for a long time. some of our habits that lead to the formation of the plaque include;
1. Sitting in a particular place all-day
2. Over stressing the body
3. Drinking too much alcohol
4. Eating or going hard on salts
5. Refusing to get enough sleep
Early Signs Of Heart Attack
Now you know the habits which can put your heart at risk of Cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack. Let us have a look at the signs to keep an eye on.
1. Feeling pressure, tightness, or pain in your chest can affect your back as well.
2. It shows conditions like nausea, heartburn, and indigestion
3. Shortness of breath
4. Feeling fatigue
5. Breaking out in cold sweat
6. Feeling dizzy frequently
7. Abdominal pains
8. Chest discomfort
Please take note of these symptoms and make sure you talk to your doctor about any strange feeling that you get.
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