8 Ways Your Body Warns You Before You’re About To Have A Heart Attack

If you were to ask people to name the most remarkable work of engineering this world has ever seen, they may respond by saying a NASA built space rocket, or a Tesla electric car, maybe even an airplane. Very few people stop to consider that their own body may just be the most incredible thing ever created.

The human body is, without doubt, one of the best design feats known to man. After all, without the human body, all of the other contraptions in the world would not exist.

Despite that, humans don’t come with an instruction manual. So it can be very difficult to know exactly how to program such a contraption. Thankfully there are plenty of doctors and scientists on hand to help us all reach our body’s full potential.

One way in which they can do this is by monitoring the body’s behavior before a particular organ fails, in order to help us detect a disaster before it’s too late. For example, there are several signs that precede a heart attack.

In order to possibly preempt a heart attack in yourself, or somebody you love, play close attention to the following eight symptoms that commonly occur before the heart goes haywire…

1. Chest pressure

This is one of the most obvious signs, for those who are struggling with heart problems will often clutch their chest and complain of discomfort in the area where the heart sits. Technically, the term is called angina, which essentially means that the heart isn’t getting enough oxygen-rich blood.

Shockingly, this signal is often ignored because people mistake it for indigestion. However, unlike indigestion, the consequences of ignoring such a constant pressure in the chest can be catastrophic.

2. Weakness

A feeling of immense weakness is a common symptom for those under the weather. Whilst most people can cure the feeling by a bit of well-deserved bed rest, there are those who may never recover. Why? Because extreme weakness, nausea and jaw ache are some of the most common symptoms suffered by those suffering a heart attack.

This occurs due to the narrowing of the arteries, this slows down the blood flow throughout the body – and we all know what happens to the heart when it doesn’t get a sufficient amount of blood.

3. Flu-like symptoms

Nobody likes the flu and everybody wants to get rid of it as quickly as they can, but for those who may be about to suffer a heart attack, flu-like symptoms could be the least of your worries.

Commonly those at risk of an imminent heart attack will experience a high temperature, muscle pain, headaches, a sore throat and joint pain. This combination can’t simply be treated with a dose of cold and flu tablets, instead, they need immediate medical attention.

If you spot somebody having a heart attack, do not delay in helping them just like these prison inmates did when they saw a guard close to death. Their actions will inspire you…

The guard survived heart attack as a result of the inmate’s actions, so he has a lot to thank them for! Anyway, back to the matter in hand…

4. Cold sweats and dizziness

You may begin to feel as though you’re hungover, when in fact you haven’t touched a drop of liquor. That’s because your body’s poor blood circulation is causing your brain not to receive┬áthe proper blood flow that it needs to function. If the feeling doesn’t subside then it’s time to phone your doctor.

5. Feeling tired

We can all feel a little tired now and again, but if you suffer from chronic fatigue then it’s likely there is something wrong with your heart.

This is caused by your blood building up in your arteries as a result of plaque blocking its path. Of course, without this blood flow, your body can’t function and suddenly everything shuts down.

6. Short of breath

This lack of blood flow will also affect your lungs, so if you suddenly get short of breath, it’s a big indicator that a heart attack could be on the horizon.

7. Stomach pain

Abdominal pains are a key indicator that a heart attack is preparing to take over your body. Extreme bloating or nausea are symptoms best not ignored, especially when combined with the other key heart attack indicators.

8. Insomnia

Most people who suffer from insomnia are battling with anxiety and depression, both of which can increase your blood pressure and lead to a heart attack.

Research has shown that depression and heart attacks are linked, so next time you tell a worrier that they need to “slow down or you’ll have a heart attack,” realize that you may be forseeing their future.

So now that you know, maybe you could come to the rescue in the future! But before you take matters into your own hands, remember to call 911!

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