World Heart Day 2020: 5 early signs of heart attack that you must know

People with diabetes, obesity, blood pressure problems, smoking habit and an unhealthy lifestyle are at a much higher risk. Here are the 5 early signs of heart attack you should know

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This World Heart Day you must know the 5 early signs of a heart attack. Long gone are the days when heart diseases were associated just with adults and elderly people. Nowadays, it can found in almost every age group and most of us aren’t even aware of the early signs of a heart attack. While people with diabetes, obesity, blood pressure problems, smoking habit and unhealthy lifestyle are at a much higher risk.

Here are the 5 early signs of a heart attack that you should know-

Chest Pain

Acute and encircling pain in the chest spreads to the left side of your body especially to your left arm and the area between your shoulders on your back. It lasts for a few minutes at night and comes and goes a few times.

Excessive Sweating

Due to the acute pain, your body releases certain hormones which shoots up the blood pressure and heart rate leading to heavy sweating. In medical terms it is called “diaphoresis” and it is also one the most common symptom of having a heart attack in future.

Upper body pain

This refers to pain in your arms, neck, jaw and stomach along with a burning sensation in your stomach similar to acidity This might look like a normal digestion issue but you must look for other symptoms to be sure.

Nausea

Another symptom that might get overlooked as a digestive problem is nausea or an urge to vomit. Do make sure you don’t ignore this especially if you’re observing other symptoms too. It’s always better to get it checked rather than anticipating.

Fatigue and blackouts

Dizziness, fatigue and getting unconscious which might be the result of lack of oxygen in the blood can lead to a heart attack. The primary reason for it is blockage of the arteries due to a high cholesterol level.

You can reduce the risk of a heart attack by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and eating a balanced diet. You can include exercise in your daily routine to burn out the excess fat in your body and avoid blockages in your arteries.

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