A Month Before A Heart Attack, Your Body Will Warn You With These 8 Signals
Are you sure your lifestyle is healthy enough to prevent a heart attack?
8. Chest pain
This is the most obvious sign of an impending heart attack. If you have a blocked artery or are having a heart attack, you may feel pain, tightness or pressure in your chest.
Chest pain can expand to uncomfortable sensations in one or both arms (more often in the left), lower jaw, neck, shoulders, or stomach.
7. Excessive sweating
Unusual or excessive sweating is an early warning sign of a heart attack. It can occur at any time of the day or night.
Flu-like symptoms, clammy skin, or sweating, regardless of air temperature or physical exertion. Sweating seems to be more excessive at night.
6. Irregular Heartbeats
It is normal for your heart rate to increase when you are nervous or excited, but if you feel that your heart is beating out of time for more than just a few seconds, or if it happens frequently, it may be a sign that you are headed for a heart attack.
The irregular heartbeat lasts for 1-2 minutes. If it doesn’t go away, you may feel dizziness and extreme fatigue. Call your doctor immediately.
5. Hair Loss
Losing your hair is considered just another visible indicator of heart disease risk. It most often affects men over 50, but some women may also be in the risk group. Hair loss is also associated with an increased level of the hormone cortisol.
Pay close attention to hair loss from the crown of your head.
4. Shortness of Breath
Shortness of breath, or dyspnea, is a common symptom of several medical conditions, heart problems being one of them. If the heart muscle is not pumping effectively, pressure can build up inside the lungs and the chambers of the heart, creating the sensation of shortness of breath.
It often occurs among men and women for up to 6 months before having a heart attack.
Feeling like you can’t get enough air, dizziness, and shortness of breath.
Insomnia is also associated with an increased risk of heart attack or stroke. A decrease in oxygen levels – caused by changes in the heart due to heart disease – can trigger subtle changes that lead to anxiety, insomnia, and restlessness that cannot be explained by normal circumstances.
Symptoms include difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep, and waking up too early.
2. Abdominal pain
Poor circulation and lack of oxygen circulating in the blood (caused by a weak heart or blocked arteries) can lead to nausea, indigestion, or continued vomiting, particularly in women or people over 60.
Abdominal pain before a heart attack is episodic in nature, relieving and then returning for short periods of time.
Unusual fatigue is one of the main symptoms indicating an impending heart attack. Extreme exhaustion or unexplained weakness, sometimes for days at a time, can be a symptom of heart disease, especially for women.
Physical or mental activity is not the reason for the fatigue, and it increases at the end of the day. This symptom is quite apparent and will not go unnoticed: sometimes it is tiring to perform simple tasks, such as making a bed or taking a shower.