How To Recognize A Heart Attack One Month Before It Happens

mercredi 22 mars 2017
Every year, approximately 800 000 people in North America suffer a heart attack. Many survive but some do not, especially if they’ve had more than one.

A heart attack is most frequently indicative of coronary heart disease, which is a cumulative deterioration of the heart and circulatory system. When arteries become clogged with plaque, excessive pressure is put on the heart to process blood. As a muscle, the heart itself can become weakened and stop working correctly.
A “heart attack” (myocardial infarction) can be caused by either coronary thrombosis (an arterial blood clot) or blocked blood supply to the heart.
The sense of a heart attack is different for everybody; there isn’t always sharp pain—sometimes it’s a general slow breakdown with moderate signs. Recognizing the signs of a heart attack can help you to take steps to stave it off.
Here’s what to look out for. If you undergo one or more of the signs, visit to your doctor—don’t wait.
Chest pressure – This is the most frequent sign of coronary distress. Pressure, tightness, palpitations, or pain in the chest, upper abdomen, back, neck, jaw, arm, and/or shoulder are signs that blood supply has been limited.
Cold and flu symptoms – Coughing and wheezing are your body’s methods of attempting to make the blood flowing. A common feeling of “coming down with something”—especially in the presence of other signs—is a sign that your heart is suffering.
Cold sweats and dizziness – Sudden onset of constant sweating or clammy skin for no obvious reason is frequently a precursor to a heart attack. Dizziness is generated by the lack of blood flow to the brain.
Severe fatigue – There’s always a tipping point: coronary disease doesn’t occur overnight and when the heart has gotten to the point at which it can’t take it anymore, blood flow is critically reduced and there is a sudden notable reduction in energy levels. If this persists, consult your doctor immediately.
General weakness – Muscles aren’t receiving the nutrients they require because they aren’t receiving enough blood. You can tell if sudden sustained weakness—when every movement is a chore—is unusual.
Shortness of breath – The lungs can’t work properly if the heart isn’t. If you find you can’t seem to take a full breath, the problem may not be your breathing apparatus but the limitation of blood from and to the heart.
How to maintain your cardiovascular health
Educate yourself on nutrition. It may sound strange but regular physical activity, a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, whole grains, and reliable sources of healthy proteins and fats with extremely restricted quantities of sugar and sodium will keep you healthy.
Processed and fast foods, a sedentary lifestyle, pharmaceuticals, and chronic stress will make you sick in one way or another—no doubt about it.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation concludes that up to 80% of early heart disease and stroke is preventable by choosing healthy habits.
The very good news is that if you’re alive, it’s not too late to change things.
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