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Warning Signs of Heart Attack

 Not all heart problems come with clear warning signs and not all people experience sudden chest pain like is shown in TV shows or movies. Some people don't have symptoms at all before a heart attack, it is also known as a silent heart attack. Some heart attacks start slowly with discomfort or mild pain. Here are some of the symptoms you should be absolutely aware of at all times:

  • Discomfort in Your Chest: This is undoubtedly one of the most common signs of heart danger or damage. It could indicate a blocked artery, pain, tightness or pressure in your chest. The feeling could last longer than a few minutes, and it could happen when you’re at rest or doing something physical.
  • Nausea, Indigestion, Heartburn, and/or Stomach Pain: Some people might face these kinds of symptoms during a heart attack. They might even throw up. Of course, another plausible reason could be that you have had an upset stomach for many reasons or it could be anything you just ate, but it could also signify the onslaught of a heart attack.
  • Pain in the Jaw, Toothache or A headache: The agony of experiencing a heart attack can spread down to both arms, to the jaw, head or to the back. Some people have reported tooth pain or a headache as a major symptom of a heart attack. It is possible to have these kinds of pains and aches without actually suffering a bout of chest pain during a heart attack.

Perspiration:

Sweating and perspiration usually does accompany a heart attack. Some people have described it as ‘breaking into a cold sweat’ and for no apparent reason. In such cases, don’t try to get yourself to the hospital, you need to have someone who will be there to take you. Coughing Incessantly: A cough that won’t quit could be a sign of heart trouble. But if you already suffer from heart disease, this could be a sign that you pay special attention to.

Swelling of Your Feet, Legs, and Ankles:

This could indicate that your heart isn’t pumping blood as it should be doing. When the heart cannot pump blood fast enough, blood is left back in the veins and leads to bloating. In addition to this, heart failure can make it much harder for the kidneys to remove the extra water and sodium from the body, thus leading to bloating.

Irregular Heart Beat:

It is very normal for your heart to race due to too much caffeine or lack of sleep. It is also common for your heartbeat to increase when you are nervous or scared. But, if you feel like your heart is beating irregularly for more than a few seconds, it’s time to inform a doctor.

Getting Exhausted Quickly:

If you suddenly feel out of breath or extremely fatigued doing things that you could perform with ease in the past, you should get yourself checked thoroughly as soon as possible. T

Do not think your problems are not big enough and not report them. It is vital for you to understand what is happening with your body so that you can seek the right treatment on time. The sooner you receive treatment, the less damage will be done to your heart. Acting wise and smart can save your life.