WELLNESS & FITNESS

A Month Before A Heart Attack, Your Body May Show These 6 Warning Signs

Date April 18, 2018

A heart attack can happen to anyone. According to the American Heart and Stroke Associaton, heart attacks occur due to an insufficient blood supply or a blockage in the artery that limits the flow of blood.

There are a few risk factors that make it more likely that a person may suffer a heart attack. Patients who suffer from high blood pressure (hypertension), people who smoke, deal with stress or are obese are more likely to suffer a stroke or heart attack.

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Because heart attacks can sometimes lead to death or decrease in the sufferer's quality of life, it's important that we look out for the signs and symptoms that it may happen to us. Here are some warning signs of a heart attack that may manifest up to one month before you have an episode.

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1. Pain in your chest, shoulders, and back

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A chest pain is one of the most common symptoms of a heart attack. But one can also experience shoulders, back, and arm pains. Sometimes, you can feel a tightness in your chest hours before the attack happens. If this is the case, you have some time to call for help before you collapse.

2. Frequent cold sweats

When blood flow is compromised, you may start to notice that you break into cold sweats very often. 

3. Constant dizziness

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If you feel dizzy without any particular reason, you should bring it up with your doctor. This is another symptom that occurs when you have poor circulation and low blood supply to the brain.

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4. Fatigue/weakness

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Unexplained tiredness and weakness is another sign that something is not right. 

5. Shortness of breath

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Your lungs need the right amount of oxygen to function and this oxygen passes through the red blood cells to the lungs. Due to a low blood supply, the lungs will not get the oxygen they need and you may experience difficulty breathing.

6. Flu-like symptoms

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Some people who suffer a heart attack often reported that they felt like they were coming up with a bug about a month before the episode. This does not mean all flu-related symptoms automatically points to a looming heart attack but it pays to be sure, especially when it's in combination with other symptoms listed here.

Other symptoms to watch out for includes nausea, indigestion, heartburn and abdominal pain.

Important! 

  • These signs could happen shortly before heart attack as well.
  • A heart attack can happen without harbingers.
  • Not necessarily an attack can occur, despite these symptoms.

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Source: HealthyNatural.me


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