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Recognize a Heart Attack Before it Happens!

 The main cause of early deaths in the US are heart attacks. The stress of life, coupled with the junk food that we keep consuming, are major reasons why this illness is becoming more common.  

Leading a healthy lifestyle, with plenty of exercise, and trying to limit your levels of stress can help significantly decrease your risk of heart failure, but another thing that can be just as useful, even lifesaving, is being aware of the symptoms of heart failure a month before it happens.

The following are symptoms that could be warning you of the possibility of a heart attack in a month. If you experience any of these red flags, get yourself to a doctor immediately.  Even if it eventually turns out to be something not as serious as a heart attack, isn't it better to be safe than sorry?

 
Heart Attack - Symptoms - Before it Happens
1. Fatigue 
When your arteries become narrow, your heart receives a lot less blood than it's used to. As a result, your heart has to work overtime, leaving you feeling tired and drowsy all the time.
2. Shortness of Breath
When your heart is getting less blood than it's used to, your lungs are not going to be getting the oxygen they need. This is because the two systems depend on one another, so if one isn't working up to scratch, the other won't be either. If you are having difficulty breathing it's best to see your doctor as soon as possible, as this could mean that a heart attack is just around the corner.
 
3. Weakness
When, all of a sudden, your body becomes weak, it's because your blocked arteries are not allowing your blood to circulate properly. Poor circulation will prevent your muscles from getting the oxygen that they need and, as a result, you may feel very weak and may even collapse.
4. Flu or Cold Symptoms
Heart Attack - Symptoms - Before it Happens

If you experience flu symptoms out of the blue this could be because a heart attack is about to happen in the not-so-distant-future. Many people who have had heart attacks say that they feel like they developed a cold before their attacks.

5. Dizziness and Cold Sweats

Poor circulation will also restrict the blood flow to your brain. This is life threatening in itself, and will at first cause dizziness and clamminess. Do not ignore this!

6. Chest Pressure

If you are experiencing the onset symptoms of a heart attack, chances are you have also been experiencing a discomfort in your chest - whether it's minor pain or a built-up pressure. This discomfort will gradually increase until the heart attack itself happens.

 

Source: brightside
Photos from depositphotos

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