Shocking Heart Attack Symptom Found On Your Fingernails

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    The truth is that a heart attack can be a really deadly occurrence, especially if not dealt with as soon as possible. And now, a new study revealed that people who have the disease have a noticeable symptom on their fingernails that just might indicate whether they’re safe from it or not.

    Heart Attacks And Noticeable Symptoms

    For reasons that don’t need to be elaborated upon, a heart attack is a medical emergency that can be quite deadly and fatal. Usually, a heart attack happens when the flow of our blood gets restricted to the heart. This results in the heart becoming starved of the nutrients and oxygen that it needs to function properly, which leads to part of its muscle slowly dying.

    There are different types of heart attacks, but the most common ones that people go through include coronary heart disease (sometimes referred to as ischemic heart disease), which usually leads to intense chest pain, heart attacks and, of course, heart failure.

    There are various reasons as to why heart attacks happened, although one of the more frequent causes is the buildup of fatty substances in the coronary arteries, which restricts the blood flow by not letting them pass through the coronary walls, much like a roadblock.

    From there, a piece of atheroma (which is the fatty material that forms plaques in our arteries) can then break off, leading to blood clot that further blocks blood flow to the heart and resulting in a heart attack.

    But is there a way to be aware of this?

    According to studies, one such warning sign of coronary heart disease are red or purple lines under your nails.

    Per the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), as long as you haven’t knocked your fingers by mistake, having these likely means that you are suffering from coronary heart disease and should probably visit a medical expert to help prevent attacks.

    Besides the red or purple lines, another symptom that can be found in your fingers are clubbing, which is a medical term to describe nails that grow downward, as well as swollen fingers. The most common symptom, however, is chest pain.

    Per the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), as long as you haven’t knocked your fingers by mistake, having these likely means that you are suffering from coronary heart disease and should probably visit a medical expert to help prevent attacks.

    Besides the red or purple lines, another symptom that can be found in your fingers are clubbing, which is a medical term to describe nails that grow downward, as well as swollen fingers. The most common symptom, however, is chest pain.

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    The American College of Gastroenterology estimates that there are up to 15 million people experiencing the condition every day across the U.S. Pixabay

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