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5 Warning Signs of Heart Attack

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    1- Chest Pain, Pressure, & Discomfort

    While chest pains do not occur in every heart attack, they are the most recognizable symptom for good reason. Chest tightness is a common sign of a heart attack. People have described this sensation as feeling like an elephant is standing on their chest.

    2- Fatigue & Shortness of Breath

    Exhaustion and shortness of breath are two ways your body tells you it needs rest, but it can also be a sign of heart trouble as a response to the extra stress on your heart. If you often feel tired or exhausted for no reason, it could be a sign that something is wrong.

    Fatigue and shortness of breath are more common in women and may begin months before a heart attack

    3- Sweating—Day & Night

    Sweating more than usual—especially if you aren’t exercising or being active—could be an early warning sign of heart problems. Pumping blood through clogged arteries takes more effort from your heart, so your body will sweat more to try to keep your body temperature down during the extra exertion. If you experience cold sweats or clammy skin, then you should consult your doctor.

    Night sweats are also a common symptom for women experiencing heart troubles

    4- Indigestion, Nausea, & Vomiting

    Often people begin experiencing mild indigestion and other gastrointestinal problems before a heart attack. Because heart attacks usually occur in older people who typically have more indigestion problems, these symptoms often get dismissed as heartburn or another food-related complication.

    If you normally have an iron stomach, indigestion or heart burn could be signaling that something else is going on.

    5- Other Pains Throughout the Body

    Pain and tightness can also radiate in other areas of the body. Most people associate a heart attack with pain working its way down the left arm. That can happen, but pain can also appear in other locations, including:

    • upper abdomen
    • shoulder
    • back
    • throat
    • teeth or jaw

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    But don't think you need all of them before you head for the ER. Also, this is typical for male MI's. Women MI's usually have more prolonged periods of nausea, weakness, with the acute pain later. Also, two thing to be aware of, diabetics may not have pain due to neuropathy. People who have had a heart transplant can not have pain and some invasive heart procedures may also cause painless MI's.
     

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    Thanks for you advice.better how will we avoid , and how will you handle this issue when alone.if you tell that means that will very mcuh use for all.
     

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