Do you know how many people die of heart attack each year?
The point is, human body rings the alarm long before sufferers feel the stabbing chest pain. But, people can’t read the signs. Over 25% of all heart attacks strike “suddenly” without any loud signal.
Dr. C. Crandall is a cardiologist, and he spent most of his career in finding a way to minimize, prevent and even reverse heart disease. The doctor explains that the heart always sends signals before the heart attack happens.
Here are the most common signs of heart attack:
Sufferers usually notice swellings at their ankles. Most of them believe this to be caused by long standing hours, but it may also be a clear indication of heart attack. Heart malfunction leads to accumulation of fluid in the body. Sufferers have swellings in their ankles, feet, legs and abdomen. So, many people retain fluid, gain weight suddenly, and even lose appetite.
Anxiety attacks strike all of a sudden, and sufferers have these prior their heart attack. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you will suffer attack, but remember, prevention is always the best cure.
- Aching body
The pain radiates down the back and the abdomen. Some people experience pain in their jaw, shoulder, and arms. It’s interesting to note that some people don’t feel pain in their chest, but notice pain in other body parts. Pain usually occurs in one or both arms, and sometimes between the shoulder blades.
Bloody phlegm, wheezing and nagging cough can indicate an upcoming heart attack. This may be a sign of a heart attack, and it’s caused by the fluid accumulation in lungs. Observe your condition, and pay more attention to your coughing.
Here are some more symptoms of heart attack:
- Chest discomfort
- Cold sweat
- Shortness of breath
Never ignore any odd symptoms. They won’t go away on their own. If any of these symptoms lasts for more than five minutes, call 911 or drive yourself to the hospital. Take an aspirin to ease your condition, but skip it if you are allergic to its content.