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SYMPTOMS AND RISK OF A HEART ATTACK
When it comes to having a heart attack, every second after is crucial. Also known as a myocardial infarction, a heart attack is when the blood supply to a part of the heart is interrupted. This occurs when there is a blockage in the heart, which blocks the flow of blood. Instantly, this causes death to your blood cells inside the heart. It is the number one cause of death in women and men worldwide.
A heart attack can happen to any of us. You can feel healthy and even show no warning signs and you could have a heart attack. I want you to be prepared just in case it happens and I want to teach you the warning signs that occur when you are moments from a heart attack. In saying that, 25% of heart attacks show no signs or symptoms. That means in one of every four heart attacks, there are no signs or symptoms on average.
In this article, you will become aware of what causes heart attacks and what the signs and symptoms are. Sometimes, you never know when it is going to happen. But most times, there are signs and symptoms that show before a heart attack. You will also become knowledgable about the terms and definitions that surround a heart attack.
When it comes to a heart attack, every second counts, so remember that. Seconds can be the difference between someone living and someone dieing. Plain and simple. Every second counts when it comes to a heart attack. Now, if you ever experience the signs and symptoms below, please see a doctor as soon as possible. If you don't have insurance, go to an emergency room. If you can't see your doctor, go to the emergency room. A heart attack is nothing to play with. Do not risk your life just because the pain is not that bad. Get to a doctor! Below, you will find the signs and symptoms of a heart attack.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF A HEART ATTACK
- Pain in the center of the chest, pain in left arm or left side of the neck, possible pain in both arms, pain in the upper back or shoulders, jaws, or stomach
- Shortness of breath, wheezing, hard to breathe
- Pain feels like pressure, squeezing, or heavy
- Feeling out of place, dizziness, nausea, or vomiting
- Fatigue, sweating, headaches, an almost sleepy feeling
Most heart attacks begin slowly with mild pain.
In some cases of a heart attack, the pain can go back and forth. It may even disappear for a few minutes. Do not be fooled by this. If you are feeling these symptoms, get to an emergency room as soon as you can. Your life may be on the line.
12 CAUSES AND RISK OF A HEART ATTACK
- Psychological stress
- Physical Stress
- High Blood Pressure
- High Triglycerides
- Old Age
- Heart Disease
- Low HDL
DIABETES- It is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar
HIGH TRIGLYCERIDES- This is an ester that is derived from glycerol and 3 fatty acids
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE- This is when your systemic arterial blood pressure is elevated
ISCHAEMIC HEART DISEASE- A disease characterized by ischaemia, a reduced blood supply
OBESITY- It is a medical condition where excess body fat has accomulated where it can cause effects to your health
LOW HDL- This is high density lipoprotein, which is basically good cholesterol
HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA- It is the pressence of high levels of cholesterol in the blood stream