Heart attack is the primary cause of death in the US, so recognizing its symptoms is important if you want to prevent it.
The significantly raised number of heart attacks in the US is primarily a result of the unhealthy diet and modern busy lifestyle. So, apart from inflammation, stress can be another cause of heart attack.
The most important thing to do in order to protect yourself from heart attack is having a healthy lifestyle – meaning less stress. But, if you know the symptoms of this disease one month before it occurs, you can save your life.
One of the key symptoms to look out for is body weakness. Your body feels weak because it is experiencing the arteries narrowing, meaning less blood flow and circulation. This leads to weakened muscles that could cause you to fall more easily. This symptom is a big red flag, so be careful if you’re experiencing body weakness.
Cold sweats and dizziness
If there is poor blood circulation, then it will mean that there is less blood supply in the brain, resulting in dizziness and cold sweats. The body will start feeling clammy and unwell, while your brain will not be able to function properly. This is a symptom which can point to a possible heart attack in the near future.
Another major sign of a heart attack is chest pressure or pain. As the potential for a heart attack approaches, the chest pain or pressure will increase. The pain may spread to other areas of your body, such as the shoulders, back and arms.
Cold or Flu
If cold and flu-like symptoms are what you’re experiencing, there’s a good chance that a heart attack is on the way. Many people who have had heart attacks describe suffering from cold or flu-like symptoms just before having a heart attack.
It can be caused by decreased flow of blood in the heart and if the arteries are narrowed then the heart will receive less blood and will work harder than the normal. If you feel tired all the time then you need to speak with your doctor.
Shortness of Breath
Another indication that a heart attack may be on the horizon is shortness of breath. When the arteries narrow and blood flow is decreased, your lungs aren’t able to get the blood flow they need to work properly. Your heart and lungs work together, and if one system isn’t working properly, it affects the other. So, if you’re experiencing shortness of breath, it could be a red flag that a heart attack is in the near future.
This video explains how a heart attack happens.