Heart attack symptoms are not always as clear and as specific as other symptoms. They can be pretty vague and mild. But, despite this, one of the more important things for you to remember is, that heart even unexpected heart attacks that haven’t produced any of the said symptoms (and yes there are lots of cases where this happens), are as serious as the ones that warn you beforehand. Heart attack symptoms are oftentimes mistaken with fatigue, anxiety, stress, and indigestion. As a result of these mistakes, people delay their medical appointment and end up with the worst case scenario! The best case scenario for people is to detect the symptoms (if there are any) and consult a doctor for what you should do next. Early diagnoses have saved lives, and regular checks are also a great thing that helps a lot of people! Just keep in mind that often times, delays end up being fatal, and the people could’ve stopped it with one medical appointment! Reduced functioning of the heart, damage to the heart muscle and many more things are just the tip of the less deadly results that can happen if you don’t stop a heart attack! Today, we decided to speak about some of the early signs of a heart attack…
If you’re constantly feeling nauseated, heartburns, abdominal pain, as well as indigestion problems, then it is time to go to your doctor and let him tell you what is wrong, and what to do next. Don’t determine for yourself, let a professional take a look and help you out!
If you’re feeling like you’re losing your breath or if you have any difficulties breathing, that can also be a sign of a heart attack. Some heart people have felt shortness of breath 30 days before they had a heart attack. So be cautious!
We all know that pain in your left arm is a clear sign of a heart attack. But, there have been people that reported pain in their backs, chest, and both arms before they suffered a heart attack!
Flu-like symptoms have also been reported by some people that lead to a heart attack. These symptoms have appeared a month before the actual heart attack.
Not Feeling Like Yourself
You’ve all heard that heart attacks are often silent and come as a surprise to the patient. But, if you are not feeling like yourself, and have some kind of an emotional and mental burden than it’s of your best interest to talk to a doctor because lots of people that suffered a heart attack have felt this before the heart attack.
If you constantly feel cold, sweaty, and clammy that might be a sign that your body is trying to inform you that something bad is happening inside, and the best thing that you can do is pay your doctor a visit, and talk with him about how you’re feeling.
If you get dizzy and feel weak even after the simplest of tasks and normal activities, we would advise you to talk to your doctor because this is a sign of some serious health problem. It might not be a heart attack, but there is something wrong for sure.
Constantly feeling dizzy and nauseated are also signs of poor circulation and you should immediately check what is happening to you!
Jaw Pain or a Toothache
Some people haven’t reported any chest pain and arm pain before a heart attack. Namely, they were having problems with their oral cavities. Regular toothaches, headaches, and pain in their jaw is what they reported to their doctors.
General epigastric (upper middle abdomen) discomfort
Lots of people have described the pain of a heart attack as a discomfort and a feeling of heaviness in their upper and middle abdomen. They didn’t feel a sharp and stabbing pain in their chest, and the uncomfortable feeling persisted for a couple of minutes. This shows that every person might experience a heart attack differently, some feel sharp and intense pain in their chest and others feel heaviness and discomfort in their abdomen.
Upper back pain
Another sign that something is wrong with your heart are problems with your upper back. In fact, more people have reported problems with their upper back than pain in the chest area. The back pain that accompanies heart attacks is oftentimes described as a sharp pain between the shoulder blades.
We can’t stress this enough. We said it earlier we will say it again. A quarter of all heart attacks happen without any signs of a heart attack. No chest pain, no back pain, none of the symptoms we mentioned above. Silent heart attacks are linked with patients that are suffering from diabetes mellitus. And that is why regular medical check-ups are a must!
These are some of the symptoms that accompany a heart attack. If you feel any of these symptoms take it seriously and talk to your doctor. Do the necessary researches and everything you can to prevent a heart attack.