Having a disease or illness deteriorates our health and harms our body. We need different treatments in order to be OK, but the best thing we can do for ourselves is to try and prevent them from occurring. In order to do that, we must know the symptoms some illness or disease shows so that we can treat them successfully.
Today, we’re going to discuss about some of the symptoms known to present a heart attack. They are very common and are mostly ignored by people. If you have these symptoms in mind, you might be able to take your health more seriously.
This is a symptom which mostly appears in women and less in men. We often feel fatigue which can appear because of some mental or physical problems.
It’s a common symptom of a heart attack. It is especially a signal of a red flag if you’re unable to shower yourself or make your own bed.
These are some of the most common symptoms of a heart attack: bloating, stomachache, nausea etc.
You may also feel relieved when this pain appears, but then it starts reoccurring all the time. Doing something which demands physical effort can make the pain worse.
This is also a condition that is more common in women and it’s often connected to higher risk of stroke or a heart attack. Forgetfulness and anxiety also appear. You start having problems with falling or staying asleep. When you wake up, you’re nervous or nauseous.
It’s a term which describes the shortness of breath. You just can’t breathe deeply. It usually appears 6 months before a heart attack appears.
It can also be a symptom of other illnesses and diseases. Trembling and lightheadedness are also common with it.
It’s a term for a missed heartbeat which comes with anxiety and panic attacks. It’s also more common in women and usually appears with tachycardia (increased heart rate).
Our heart rate increases when we’re working something or by exercising, but it also appears in people who have atherosclerosis and is present for 1 or 2 minutes.
In case it stays for a longer period of time, you’ll probably feel fatigued and dizzy. It means that you must contact your doctor right away.
- Excessive Sweat
In case you start sweating unusually, you might be experiencing a heart attack. When women have this symptom, they often misinterpret it as a sign of menopause. Stickiness, flu and sweaty skin are very common, too.
The extreme sweating is more common during the night period, so the person who has this symptom usually wakes up with their sheets extremely wet.
- Chest Pain
It’s a symptom which shouldn’t be ignored and is common in men and women.
It is especially felt in the left hand, shoulder, neck, lower jaw and abdomen. It can last very short, but also longer.
- Upper Back Pain
People describe this symptom as a feeling between their shoulder blades. It’s also very common in people who experienced a heart attack.
Which Risk Factors Should We Know?
Some of the most common are: obesity, not exercising and smoking. But, there are also some other factors that aren’t known among people:
- Growth of hair inside the ear canal especially in men.
- You feel tenderness in your calf muscles especially while you’re walking.
- Yellow patches in the inner corner of your eyes.
- Earlobe crease.
What Can We Do?
In case of any of the aforementioned symptoms or even several of them, you need to visit your doctor so that he or she can perform tests for your condition. In case the symptoms are very bad, you have to call 9-1-1 or ask someone to call them for you.
There are medicines that can help you have an improved heart circulation, but generally, you just have to be well aware of your health and take it seriously.
Try to stop smoking and avoid rooms which contain a lot of smoke. Eat healthily, exercise at least 3 times a week, decrease stress, check your levels of cholesterol etc. You need to be responsible for living a healthy life.