Heart disease is a main cause of death in the whole world, about 25% of lethal outcomes happen for this reason. Nevertheless, 90% of CVD (cardiovascular disease) can be prevented with a help of a balanced nutrition, exercise and a lack of bad habits.
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a disease that combines coronary artery atherosclerosis, stenocardia and myocardial infarct. Amid the accumulation of cholesterol plaques on the coronary walls of arteries, the heart’s arteries become narrow and the flow of blood worsens. Eventually, plaques only grow, blocking the flows of blood. While the majority of medicaments are not capable of dissolving them, the chances of heart attack become frightening.
A heart attack is especially insidious because it can happen unpredictably. Moreover, 20% of heart attacks are asymptomatic. Such “silent” heart attacks do damage person’s health condition. That’s why is it crucially important that you learn the symptoms that can warn you about a possible heart attack. Here are the 6 warnings of myocardial infarct.
1. Pressure in the chest
You should not ignore pressure or pain in the chest. It is a clear sign that you have a heart problem that needs an immediate care. Frequent pain in the chest is a sign that a heart attack can happen anytime. If a pain spreads to your arms, back, shoulders and neck — is it a reason to call an ambulance immediately!
2. Shortness of breath
A heart and lungs work in tandem, so problems with one organ can influence problems with another. Narrowing of arteries blocks the normal flow of blood. Amid this fact, your lungs get not enough blood and you literally start suffocating.
3. Idiopathic fatigue
If you wake up already tired and you feel the lack of strengths to do your usual daily work, it can be a signal of coming heart attack. Excessive tiredness indicates that your heart works harder to pump blood.
4. Symptoms of flu or cold
It may sound strange but the majority of patients, who survived a heart attack, claim that they felt the symptoms of flu or cold before facing a heart attack.
5. Cold sweats
Clammy and cold sweat is a well-known symptom of a heart attack. It means that your heart does not get enough oxygenated blood. Your brain starts suffering from the lack of oxygen and blood circulation failure so that your conscious is confusional and foggy and you break into a cold sweat on your forehead.
6. Mood swings
A sensation of a baseless fear that doesn’t leave you is a sign of oxygen deficit. If your mood jumps from calm and happy to anxious for no reason, it might be that your organism warns you about an impending heart attack.
Of course, a single symptom doesn’t mean that you will have a heart attack. But with their help, your organism makes you warning signals and asks for help. Remember, that all these symptoms are hints that you should take into account and look for a reason of a disease instead of taking painkillers to get rid of the pain. Listen to your body and be healthy.