Warning: If You Have These 6 Symptoms, You May Experience A Heart Attack In The Upcoming Month
Unfortunately, a heart attack is one of the main reasons for death in the USA, even before cancer. In 2008, heart disease caused 25% of deaths or 1 in every 4 people died because of this health problem. The most common type of heart disease is coronary heart disease. Even though it’s common for both sexes, it’s more prominent in men than women. Yearly, around 785 000 Americans experience a heart attack for the first time and 470 000 already had one or more heart attacks…
The Main Reasons for Heart Attacks
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, smoking, high cholesterol, and hypertension are the 3 main reasons for heart attack as well as other health problems like overweight, unhealthy diet, sedentary lifestyle, too much alcohol, and diabetes.
Chances for Survival
Early detection is vital for a survival if we take into consideration that half of heart attacks happen outside of a hospital. A study done by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention showed that 92% of patients felt a discomfort in their chest, but only 27% recognized it as a symptom of a heart attack and called 911.
The Most Common Signs of a Heart Attack
Discomfort in the chest
By discomfort in the chest, we mean pinching, pressure, or burning sensation which may happen during a physical activity or while you are resting. If you experience any kind of discomfort in the chest area, don’t hesitate and seek immediate medical help. However, in women, it’s very common to experience a heart attack without any chest discomfort.
As the arteries close up, the heart begins working much more which in turn makes even simple tasks difficult and exhausting. Moreover, this could also mean sleeping much longer than usually and a need to take several naps during the day.
If you experience prolonged coughing, this may be a sign of a heart failure. It happens as a result of too much blood in the lungs caused by the heart’s struggle to supply the body with enough blood. Whitish or pinkish mucus may be a consequence of blood leakage.
When the heart function is compromised, the blood circulation reduces and this leads to lack of oxygen in the blood. This may result in dizziness which requires immediate medical attention.
Shortness of breath
Since the lungs and the heart work in synergy, when the heart’s functioning deteriorates, the lungs don’t receive the needed oxygen which causes shortness of breath and difficulty breathing.
When the heart struggles to pump blood, this may cause the blood to swell, which results in bloating in the legs, ankles, and feet. A blue tinge in the extremities or on the lips known as peripheral cyanosis is also possible.
Sources: HEALTH TIPS PORTAL