How To Predict A Heart Attack Before It Happens
Written by: Kat Gal
Did you know that the leading cause of death in the United States is heart attacks and heart disease?
Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in the US before cancer, chronic low respiratory diseases, accidents and strokes. Heart attacks are also the leading cause of death in the world.
Our modern stressful way of living, rushing around, living on junk food and sugary drinks, not exercising and never having time to relax provides toxic conditions for heart disease to develop and heart attacks happen for many seemingly out of nowhere. Sometimes death from a heart attack is the first sign of heart disease.
His first heart attack was what killed my father this spring. Do you know anyone who has had a heart attack or is dealing with heart disease? Considering that it is so prominent in the world, you probably do, even if you are not aware of it. Heart attacks affect a large percentage of the population, whether as either a victim, potential victim or a loved one standing by.
This shouldn’t – and doesn’t have to be – the “norm” though. Leading a healthy lifestyle, eating organic whole foods including an alkaline, plant-based diet, moving your body every day in some way, learning and practicing relaxation techniques and developing a positive, loving mindset can help you to protect yourself from heart failure, heart disease and other illnesses as well.
However, even when starting to make lifestyle changes or begin leading a mostly healthy lifestyle, it is useful and important to learn about symptoms of heart failure a month before it happens. Recognizing these symptoms can be lifesaving – it potentially could’ve save my father’s life if he had paid attention to his symptoms and warning signs.
Here are the symptoms that indicate you might have a heart attack in a month. Make sure to always use these symptoms as red flags and visit your doctor right away.
- Fatigue: If your arteries are clogged and narrow, your heart receives less blood than is needed, making your heart work extra hard. When your heart is working harder and harder, you will likely feel overly tired and drowsy.
- Shortness Of Breath: The heart and the lungs depend on each other and work together. When your heart is getting less blood, your lungs won’t get enough oxygen either. If you have trouble breathing, contact your doctor immediately.
- Weakness: When your arteries are becoming more narrow, not allowing proper blood circulation, your muscles won’t get what they need and you will feel unusual weakness as a result.
- Dizziness: When there is poor circulation, the blood flow to the brain will become restricted, causing dizziness.
- Chest Pressure: This may be the warning sign most people know of. Discomfort in your chest – minor pain or built-up pressure – can be a sign of a heart attack that will continuously become stronger until the attack.
- Flu Or Cold Symptoms: Many people feel they have developed a cold just a few days before their heart attacks. If you are experiencing any of the following above and having cold symptoms out of nowhere, it is a good idea to speak with a doctor, just to be safe.
What To Do?
If you or anyone you know is experiencing these symptoms, PLEASE see a doctor as soon as possible. Share this article with your friends and family. You can save lives – the best way to prevent heart attacks is by noticing symptoms early on and by leading a healthy lifestyle in general.
Kat Gál is a multi-passionate writer, world traveler, nomad, runner, and cat-person. She is a lifelong learner who lives outside of her comfort zones stretching her boundaries and discovering beauty around the world. She is a Certified Holistic Health and Life Coach who encourages others to embrace their unique authentic selves, follow their heart and find their own version of freedom in life.
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