We know heart disease is the number one killer. We know that chest pain and pain radiating down the left arm means you’re likely having a heart attack. And we know that taking aspirin might save your life in this very moment! But do we know what to look for long before that moment comes?
You might have some idea if you’re “quite healthy”. Do you eat fruits and vegetables every day, or do you eat all carbs and sugar? Do you exercise? Do you experience high stress? You might already know, based on the answers to those questions if you’re high risk for heart disease, but take it a step further. Know the physical signs that will start to happen a whole month before your heart gives out. And please, if you know you are already high risk, take some steps to save your life now and never have to experience the warning signs to begin with!
- Pressure On Your Chest Region
Chest pains and pressure is a sign that most people are relatively aware of, but maybe you should take any chest pressure more seriously than you have in the past, as it could just be a very real indication of an impending heart attack.
- Having Flu Or Common Cold Symptoms
It is a known fact that some people experience flu like symptoms prior to having a heart attack, you should take a visit to your doctor if you have cold or flu symptoms, for a thorough checkup.
- Unexplained Weakness
As your blood vessels narrow out, blood flow is inhibited greatly and this causes the supply of oxygen to your vital organs and brain to be depleted, leading to unexplained weakness.
- Chronic Fatigue
With limited blood flow and circulation in your entire body and brain, as well as the shortage of oxygen, you are likely to experience chronic fatigue and a general lack of energy.
- Dizziness And Cold Sweats
When your blood circulation is inhibited due to narrow blood vessels, your brain gets less supply of oxygen causing you to feel dizzy and have cold sweats.
- Having A Shortness Of Breath
If you experience shortness of breath, it means that the supply of oxygen to your lungs is hindered, this also affects the volume of oxygen conveyed by your blood to heart as well. You need to seek medical advice if you experience shortness of breath.
You should know your body well enough to know when it gives you signs that call for extra caution. Do not hesitate to pay your doctor a visit, if you experience any of these six symptoms.