Heart attack is one of the leading causes of death in the USA. Most people ignore the symptoms of a heart attack which can occur up to 6 months before, and some people don’t even know how to recognize them.

Coronary artery disease, congenital heart defects and arrhythmia may develop as a result of heart disease. Your heart health can be improved by a change in your diet and lifestyle, taking iron and omega-3 fatty acids supplements and by staying physically active. It’s also very important to recognize the symptoms of an impending heart attack on time.

Heart attack symptoms occur when the blood and oxygen flow to the heart is impaired. When the heart lacks oxygen, it slowly stops working, and if the oxygen and blood flow isn’t restored on time, the affected area of the heart can die. This is a seriously dangerous problem that may have fatal consequences. Here are the 6 warning signs of heart attack that you should pay attention to:

  1. Sleeping disorders

Sleeping disorders such as insomnia may be a sign of heart attack. This is probably on behalf of your subconscious which is trying to tell you that something in your body is wrong. If you’re waking up frequently in the middle of the night, have trouble falling asleep and have the urge to go to the bathroom frequently, you may need to visit your doctor.

  1. Fatigue

Extreme fatigue is often a sign of an impending heart attack. If you’re constantly feeling tired or exhausted for no apparent reason, you need to visit a doctor who can tell you if the problem is related to your heart.

  1. Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath is an often ignored symptom which is one of the key signs of a heart attack. It occurs due to the lack of oxygen to the heart which results in the inability to breathe properly.

  1. Indigestion

If your stomach is often growly, but you haven’t eaten anything heavy or spicy, it may be a sign of an impending heart attack.

  1. Anxiety

If you’re feeling anxious often without a reason you need to visit a doctor immediately.

  1. Weak and heavy arms

When the heart doesn’t receive sufficient amounts of oxygen, it can affect the nerves in your spine and cause a heavy feeling in your arms. If you experience numbness in your arms, especially in your left one, you should visit a doctor as soon as you can.

 

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Heart attack is one of the leading causes of death in the USA. Most people ignore the symptoms of a heart attack which can occur up to 6 months before, and some people don’t even know how to recognize them. Coronary artery disease, congenital heart defects and arrhythmia may develop...