One of the leading death factors, in the United States, not only in the past few years but in known history, is the heart attack. It is less known by it’s “official” name-myocardial infraction but the name doesn’t change much. They are still one of the deadliest “thing” not only in the US but on the whole planet.
The only and best way to prevent a heart attack from happening is of course to spot early symptoms. These symptoms often show long before a heart attack event occurs. Evan month or two before the undesired event occurs. Spotting any of these symptoms will give us enough information for on time reaction to prevent the heart attack.
Major risk factors for a heart attack are
- High Blood Pressure
- High cholesterol levels
- Overweight & obesity (Here is how to fight overweight and obesity)
AHSA or the American Hearth and Stroke Association, both of these, heart attacks and strokes often result from one, or both, of two reasons:
- Blood supply problems (insufficient blood supply)
- Blockage of blood flow in a coronary artery
If you are still not scared enough let’s talk about numbers, and hopefully you will understand how serious this is. Reports say that there are over 700,000 each year only in the United States. 100,000 of these 700,000 or 14% of cases don’t survive the unwanted event, and over 50% of patients never fully recover.
The only upside we have in the battle against this life-threatening disease are the few key symptoms that warn us long before heart attack event occurred. If everyone would know about these few symptoms, people could react in time and save their life. If you know the warning signs you could potentially find them in the people around you and warn them also.
On the next page, you can read the 8 key symptoms that will warn you one month before a heart attack event occurs and most likely save your life.
Heart Attack: The 8 Key Signs
1. Unusual Body Weakness
About one month before heart attack event you may feel body weakness. This is one of the key symptoms. It is the result of bad blood flow and circulation. Muscle weakness is a HUGE red flag and it should not be overlooked. Muscle weakness can happen for a number of reasons but almost always is closely related to narrowing of arteries, which is one of the key risk factors of a heart attack.
Same goes for dizziness as for unusual body weakness. This symptom shouldn’t be taken lightly. Dizziness is a result of poor blood circulation. This affects the blood flow in the brain which results in dizziness and lightheadedness. Dizziness is a major symptom that occurs before a heart attack.
3. Cold sweats
Cold sweats in another heart attack sign. They are closely related to poor blood flow and circulation. You may feel cold, clammy and overall unwell.
4. Chest Pain, Pain in the Arms, Back or Shoulders
Chest pain and chest tightness are a major symptom that indicates a heart attack. If you experience one call the paramedics at once or seek professional help as soon as possible. This occurs few hours before the heart attack event happens, but there is still time to react.
5. Cold or Flu Symptoms a Month Before The Event
A high number of patients who have expirienced heart attack, prior to the event had cold or flu symptoms.
This may not be a good indicator, but you should run some tests and be sure. The percentages are high, so this should not be overlooked. In addition to this, cold and flu usually take 3-4 days to pass. If it takes any longer than this, you must check with your physician.
6. Constant fatigue
Body weakness along with constant fatigue is a HUGE alarm that something wrong is going on. This “something wrong” in this case is most likely bad blood supply. Overweight and/or obesity is the key here. Fatigue means the heart works too hard to generate enough blood to all the parts of the body. The “bigger” the human body is the harder the heart works to produce good blood flow. If you have problems with weight or obesity this should be your waking call. We recommend you chrono-nutrition diet plan.
7. Shortness of breath
Another RED flag that could indicate possible heart failure is shortness of breath. Like every organ in our body, the lungs also require a certain amount of oxygen. Oxygen is transferred to them by red blood cells, therefore blood! In simple words, shortness of breath indicates bad blood flow and circulation. Shortness of breath will come almost instantly if you are not “fit” enough. You can do this simple 10-minute test and check out how you rank.
8. Other Key Factors That May Indicate Heart Attack
- abdominal pain
Magnesium deficiency can be also one of key factors for heart attack. Check out the signs of magnesium deficiency and how to deal with them.