A heart attack is one of the leading causes of death around the world, says the American Heart and Stroke Association. The majority of the individuals suffer from first-time or recurrent heart attacks, and the main reason is either:
- Blockage of the coronary artery
- Insufficient blood supply
It has been estimated that a whopping 700,000 people suffer from a heart attack each year and approx. 100,000 do not recover. During the recent years, there has been an alarming number of cardiovascular diseases around the world, especially in the U.S and it is associated with some major warning signs just a month before the heart attack occurs.
Identifying these can potentially help to save one’s life.
Warnings Signs A Month Before A Heart Attack
Here are 6 warning signs that are likely to occur just a month before heart attack and if identified within time, you could ensure someone’s survival.
1. Shortness of Breath
One of the most crucial warning signs that occur in all cases of a heart attack is shortness of breath a month before it occurs. When your lungs cannot get as much oxygen they need, your heart will also be deprived of the blood it needs to function healthily.
Both these symptoms are closely related to one another. If you feel like trouble breathing or getting stressed out or exhausted too early, immediately visit a doctor.
2. Chest Pressure
The next warning sign is unusual pressure on your chest area. Most of the people would take it as normal and never get them checked before it’s too late. Having chest pressure is a clear indication of a heart attack and tells that it can occur in the near future.
You may feel chest pressure every now and then a month before a heart attack and it gets worse as it draws closer and closer. Visit a heart specialist immediately.
3. Cold and Flu Symptoms
While not something serious but still it has been observed that people who suffer from a heart attack showed symptoms of cold and flu as well.
If you suspect on heart attack, get yourself checked and undergo an ECG test immediately.
4. Cold Sweats And Dizziness
With cold and flu symptoms you’ll often experience cold sweats with extreme dizziness even having slept for 8+ hours.
The reason is poor circulation of blood flow to your brain which inhibits its proper functioning and causes dizziness along with cold sweats at times.
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It’s a major sign of a future heart attack in the near. You feel weak even though you’ve been on a healthy diet. Basically, your arteries become narrow and prevent the proper circulation of blood throughout the body.
As a result of this, your muscles are deprived of the blood they need and causes you to fall. If you are experiencing unusual weakness and muscle fatigue, get yourself checked by a doctor immediately.
Lastly, fatigue like tiredness and drowsiness even after proper sleep and rest is an indication of a heart attack. It means that there is a major loss of blood flow to your heart and it has to work under stress in order to push the blood to your body.
Having recognized any of these symptoms and then getting them treated by an expert can possibly save yours or someone else’s life. You shouldn’t wait for the symptoms to get worse and immediately get yourself checked by a doctor.