Heart disease is one of the leading cause of death in the United States killing more than 375,000 Americans each year. Around the world, heart attacks brought on by heart disease down 17.3 million people a year as well.
With these alarming facts, it is highly advisable to listen to what your body is telling you if you are at risk for cardiovascular disease. Luckily for us, our body alerts us as to when a heart attack is on the horizon.
Here are the six signs to watch out for:
One key symptom to look out for, general body weakness is caused by narrowing arteries. With lesser blood flow and lack of circulation, muscles start to weaken, as well.
#2. Dizziness and Cold Sweats
Beware of this red flag. Clogged arteries that cause poor blood flow also cuts off blood circulation to the brain. You’ll start feeling cold and clammy as a result.
#3. Chest Pressure
Watch out for any sign of chest pressure which alerts you to the fact you need to see a doctor straightaway. Chest pressure or any chest discomfort is one major sign a heart attack is coming on soon, especially if it increases as time goes by. This pain also has the tendency to radiate to the arms, back and shoulders.
#4 Cold and Flu-like Symptoms
While colds and flu are common in and by themselves, if you are at high risk for a heart attack due to a high-fat, high-cholesterol diet and a stressful lifestyle beware of colds and flu. These symptoms precede a heart attack.
Constant fatigue is another heart attack red flag. Low blood flow to the heart means it has to pump harder than usual, and this leaves you feeling overtired most of the time.
#6 Shortness of Breath
With narrowed arteries and decreased blood flow, your lungs don’t get enough blood to work properly. This results in huffing and puffing with even mild to moderate exertion.
Our body is amazing enough that it warns us of impending doom. It’s always in our best interest to listen to what it tells us because the messages it sends can save our lives.
H/T: Health Eternally
Bees Kill Penguins by Stinging Them in the Eyes
2000 Kilogram Sunfish Caught Off North African Coast
Man Embezzles $57K in COVID-19 Relief to Buy Pokemon Cards
Florida Man Catches and “Recycles” Alligator in Driveway
Man Shocks Reporter on How He’d Spend the Lottery Winnings
Man Joins Search Operation Not Realizing He’s the One Missing
World’s Oldest Rhino Dies in Italian Zoo at 54 Years Old
Meet Quilty – Cat Escape Artist Helping Other Cats Jailbreak
Fans Use American Flag to Save Falling Cat During Football Game in Miami
TikToker Shares How She Tricked Invaders Who Tried Opening The Hotel Door While She Was Alone
Man Iced Neighbor Who Repeatedly Asked Him “When Are You Getting Married?”
Do You Live in One of These 15 Countries With The Most Beautiful Women on Earth?
The Secret Meaning of Anklets And Why Some Wives Wear Them
Waking Up Between 3 to 5 AM Could Mean You’re Experiencing Spiritual Awakening
Divorced Man Wrote 20 Epic Marriage Advice He Wished He Could Have Had
Haunting Photos of Two Tourists Snapped Just Before They Mysteriously Disappeared
“Chastity Cages” is the Latest Thing for Men
Pork Fat Is Officially One of the World’s Most Nutritious Foods
Some Stranger Padlocked This Guy’s Earlobe And Ran Away With The Key
Three-Month-Old Baby Left Blind in One Eye After Family Friend Took His Picture
Entertainment10 months ago
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Could “Unite The People” If He Runs As US President, Says The Undertaker
OMG9 months ago
Pastor Heals People By Farting The ‘Holy Spirit’ On Their Faces
Sci/Tech7 months ago
After Over A Year Into The Pandemic, WHO Finally Admits Coronavirus Airborne Transmission Is Possible
Sci/Tech8 months ago
“Pyramid-Shaped” UFO Videos And Pics Are Authentic, Pentagon Confirms