Heart trouble shows

2017-06-21 06:01

A heart attack is a ­condition in which an immediate blockage of the coronary artery occurs, which results in loss of blood supply and the death of the heart muscle.

The major culprit for a heart attack is actually a harmful lifestyle, such as consuming excessive amounts of unhealthy food and experiencing high levels of stress.

People may prevent this lethal condition if they would only listen to the signs of their bodies, because the symptoms of a heart attack can be noticed even a month before it happens.

Six warning signs the body gives, are:

  • Chest pressure

Pain in the chest or the feeling of pressure can signal a heart attack. Indeed, it is the major sign of this condition. The pain can also be felt in other body parts, inclu­ding the arms, shoulders and back.

  • Shortness of breath

The lungs and the heart are directly connected and when there is an issue with one of these organs, the other suffers as well. If a heart attack is approaching, the lungs do not get the blood needed, which will result in shortness of breath.

  • Body weakness

If the coronary arteries are blocked (as in the case of a heart attack), or other arteries, the supply of blood throughout the body is reduced. This means that the muscles also do not get the blood needed. This results in body weakness and impaired and weakened muscles.

  • Dizziness

This sign is also related to blood supply and circulation, but especially to the brain. This organ requires proper blood flow in order to function well. The lack of blood flow to the brain results in vertigo or dizziness, due to the damaged function of the brain.

  • Fatigue

The constant and persistent feeling of tiredness is a very common indicator of a heart attack. Fatigue is a result of poor blood circulation and reduced blood flow to the heart, which then causes da­mage to the heart function.

  • Flu and cold symptoms

If someone is expe­riencing some symptoms that remind them of flu and cold, there is a chance that a heart attack is about to happen. These signs usually occur shortly before having a heart attack.

– Source: Medicine Plus

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