Regardless of what you may think or believe, heart attacks rarely take place without warning. It’s just that we ignore the warning bells, may be because we are too busy in our lives to be able to hear them. In fact your body may be sending warning signals but unfortunately you don’t recognize the same and when you do it may be just too late to prevent death or a heart damage.
There are of course the silent heart attacks that are quite mild and they do not have any signs or symptoms, and these are the types that concern Dr. Chauncey Crandall, hence he has presented four important warning signs of heart attack that you must not ignore.
Sudden episodes of rapid and irregular heartbeat?
Your body may be evaded by sudden episodes of rapid and irregular heartbeat from a few weeks or months. Skipped heart beats or arrhythmias which are not accompanied by a rise in heart rate are less serious although they also require medical attention. Irregular heartbeat that is followed by rise in number of beats per minute is ventricular tachycardia, and it warns about a serious problem.
Are you suffering from nausea, stomachache, or indigestion?
If you are suffering from constant nausea, stomachache, or indigestion without any clear reason then you must not ignore it as this may be a warning sign for cardiovascular problems. The blockages of fatty deposits in the artery are responsible for cutting off the blood supply to the heart causing fatal problems like angina which feels like pain or cramp in the heart muscles. Lack of enough oxygen or poor blood circulation may also be responsible for nausea, indigestion, or vomiting.
Sense of fatigue haunting you?
If you have been experiencing a crushing fatigue for the last few days, weeks, or months then this is an indication that your may have heart troubles. Although this may not be a very severe fatigue, but the kind you have when you are affected with flu. Other warning signs are typical neck, shoulder, or jaw pain.
If you experience any of these problems, seek a doctor’s advice immediately, get a checkup done if possible and bring about some changes in your lifestyle by consuming superfoods that provide more oxygen and nutrients to your body, reduce oil consumption and do regular exercise to stay fit.