At the age of sixty or more and if you have diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol or if you are overweight, you are at a higher risk of getting a heart attack. You should take care of your heart know the signs of heart attack to help those around you if not yourself, but such emergencies can happen when you are alone. Signs of a heart attack are discussed below in detail.
Chest discomforts are part of the signs and symptoms of a heart attack. You may not get chest pain during a heart attack which is common for some people. The pain occurs when you are doing something or resting it will last for more than a few minutes. Heart attack patients describe the chest discomfort as something heavy has been placed on your chest or a burning or a pinching feeling. Call 911 if it is a few minutes gone, but the pain is persistent.
Are you feeling nauseous, heartburns, stomach pains or experiencing indigestion? Feminine gender experience these symptoms more than masculine gender.
Sharp pain may spread to the arm. The pain will start from the chest and spread outwards to the arm.The left arm is the affected one because the heart is on the left side of your body, therefore, do not worry if the pain is on the right arm but seek medical attention regardless.
Dizziness or a lightheaded feeling may attack you. These signs are sometimes are a result of pregnancy, fatigue, poor eating and sleeping habits and so on. Find out if you experience the feeling of fainting or falling when you stand on your feet too fast. A heart attack will may you feel shortness of breath or discomforts in the chest aside from losing balance because your blood pressure will fall thus the heart will not be able to supply enough oxygen to the rest of the body.
Sinus, cold or muscular infections cause throat or jaw pain. Do not assume the jaw or throat pain because the pain will spread to these organs too in case of a heart attack.
You will feel fatigued suddenly without participating in tasks that require at of energy. Your body may feel weak and exhausted for days. Consult your doctor for a checkup to establish if your heart is healthy or not.
You should not postpone seeing the doctor if you have an irregular heartbeat. Your heart will race if you are excited or nervous, but it should not race or beat slower for more than a few minutes. It also happens when you have more than enough coffee or lacked to sleep enough. This condition is curable, and it is called atrial fibrillation.