Heart Attack: Warning Signs & Risk Factors Are you prepared?

Symptoms of a heart attack may be immediate, but oftentimes symptoms start slowly and persist for hours, days or weeks before a heart attack. The longer an individual goes without treatment the greater the damage. Here are some common symptoms/ warning signs:

Chest Pain: This may feel like pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain, as well as feelings of indigestion or heartburn. It may last a few minutes or go away and come back.

Pain or Discomfort : In one or both arms, back, neck, jar or stomach.

Shortness of Breath : May be the only symptom, or can occur with or without chest discomfort. I can also occur while you are at rest.

Other Signs May Include: Sweating, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, anxiety or rapid or regular heartbeats.

The most common symptom for heart attack in both men and women his chest pain or discomfort.

Risk Factors

Discuss your risk of heart disease and heart attack with your doctor. Below are some risk factors that can be controlled through lifestyle changes, changes in your diet and or medication:

  • Smoking
  • High blood pressure
  • High blood cluster all
  • Diabetes
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Physical inactivity
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