06 Early Warning Signs of Heart Attack

You are reading this article because you want to know about the warning signs of a Heart Attack but before we talk about these signs let us talk about why it is important  to know about these signs.

Heart Attack

  • Heart attack or heart disease is the most common cause of deaths all-around the world
  • About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.1
  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2009 were in men.1
  • Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most common type of heart disease, killing over 370,000 people annually.1
  • Every year about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these, 525,000 are a first heart attack and 210,000 happen in people who have already had a heart attack.  Source:

Cause of Heart Attack

In a study it has been found that there are two main reasons of heart attack:

  • Clotting or Blockage in one of the arteries
  • Insufficient blood supply to heart

Reasons of Heart Attack

Over a period of time the number of heart patients has been increased and the main reason is our unhealthy lifestyle which we continue to follow year after year. We have become so habitual of all these things that we don’t even realize that we are creating a life long damage to ourselves and the generations to come.

As per the latest research it has been found that our body start giving us signs and symptoms of heart attack and people often ignore many of these signs and symptoms. So in this article we will cover those symptoms and signs.

Here are some of the signs you should never ignore:

Feeling Dizziness

Women in White Turtle Neck Shirt and Red LipstickAs we have discussed that lack of blood flow can be a reason of heart attack and it has been observed often that people start feeling dizzy most of the times due to lack of blood flow to heart.

If you are also feeling dizziness from more than one week than you must visit to doctor because this can be an early warning.

Body Pain

Man Wearing Polo Shirt Holding Left Chest
This can be an early warning sign

In some of the studies it has been found that even a three weeks before the attack some people may start feeling pain in some of the body parts. It has been suggested that you should never ignore continuous pain in you back, arms, shoulders and chest area.


Sudden Change in Sleep Pattern

If you don’t have any logical explanation that how and why you are not able to sleep properly during nights then it may be an another warning sign of heart attack and you must visit the doctor.

Physical and Mental Fatigue

Even if you don’t engage much in physical activities and you are experiencing your body under extreme fatigue and you are not able to do your daily chores, you cant focus on your work and you are feeling tired most of the times. Then i must say this is sign that you heart is not able to pump the blood properly. This is an another symptom or warning sign.

Muscle Numbness

Lack of blood flow can cause many other symptoms like you may feel you arms, shoulders weak and heavy. This is because your heart is not able to provide oxygen and blood properly to your body parts which is causing numbness. This is one of the major symptoms of heart attack

You can’t breath properly

Again lack of blood and oxygen in your lungs can cause your lungs to stop working properly, due to this you might feel that you are not able to take long breaths and you are feeling difficulty in normal breathing. This is the sure sign that there is something wrong with your heart.

At last i would say you must keep a watch on these early warning signs of heart attack and share with your loved ones.

Your one share can save many lives.

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