Research shows that approximately, there are a million of Americans who suffer heart attack every year. Public information about the causes of heart attack is properly disseminated so as to reduce its growing number of cases every year.
The most common causes of heart attack is cholesterol which leads to coronary artery disease. Other causes of heart attack includes the usage of tobacco and illegal drugs. The blood that should flow to the heart are blocked through coronary artery spasm. So to avoid further complications, you should be guided by these 6 common symptoms of heart attack.
1. Chest Discomfort
Though this is precisely the most famous cause of heart attack, it does not actually occur to all patients. Most patients describes this discomfort as something like a hug elephant is standing right on their chest. Call someone or your doctor if this symptoms occur.
2. Pains In The Abdomen, Shoulder, Back, Throat and Teeth
Before a tragic heart attack, pain can be felt throughout the entire body including upper abdomen, shoulders, back, throat, teeth and jaw.
Sweating is normal if you’re a person who does a lot of workouts and exercises but it becomes abnormal if you’re someone who is not very active. Sweating, either day or night, can be an indication of serious heart complications. You should consult a doctor if you have these symptoms.
4. Gastrointestinal Problems
Reports show that most patients who suffer heart attacks often feels gastrointestinal problems beforehand. Be very careful because this symptoms is mostly set aside and just referred to as heart burn or other complications.
5. Shortness of Breath and Fatigue
Shortness of breath and fatigue is an indication that your body is starting to need some stress. But you should take note that aside from stress, these symptoms could also be an indication of heart attack. Feeling tired without any valid reason is something alarming.
Fatigue and shortness of breath are mostly felt by women especially before a heart attack.