But how do you know when you’re having a silent heart attack?
Here are a few signs that the American Heart Association asks to look out for.Do you have a persistent flu? Herbal teas and hot steam inhalation at home might not fully help. Every one of us feels under the weather once in a while. It can be due to excessive exposure to cold or catching it from someone. The influenza virus is responsible for making you cough. You may experience continuous pain in the throat and feel nauseated. The symptoms usually take a week or two to go away completely. But if you are feeling choked up, even after a long time, it’s best to see your doctor.
Have you been feeling bloated for a while?
When your heart is not able to pump enough blood there will be fluid accumulation in your hands, feet, and around the belly. The water weight makes your regular clothes fit differently. If you’re feeling uncomfortable for a long time then it won’t be a bad idea to visit your doctor.
Are you sweating a lot these days?
Sweating is a great way to get rid of the toxins from your body. It’s your body’s natural response to physical exertion or too hot and humid climates. But if you are sweating rivers,even when the thermostat is turned down, you need to act quickly.There is also a reason why heartburn should never be ignored.Having spiced sausages or sriracha meatballs for dinner can cause a burning sensation in your digestive tract. So much so that it causes discomfort in your chest. Chest pains are the cardinal signs of a heart attack.Advanced stages of diabetes are most commonly accompanied by neuropathy.This means your nerves are no longer receptive to stimuli.You may not feel anything after touching something boiling hot or after a needle prick.The same applies to a heart attack as well. A diabetic may not feel a crushing heart attack that strongly. The nerve damage will successfully silence it. The pressure,squeezing, and fullness in your heart may seem just like another digestive issue.According to a 10 year long study, 8% of diatebic participants had suffered from a silent heart attack and had no idea about it. It’s that dangerous!
You might have heard that pain during a heart attack radiates only to the left arm.But that’s not always the case. Sometimes the pain may occur in the center of the chest, the right hand, jaws, teeth, abdomen, and the back, too. This backache is different from the one that you get after sitting at your desk for too long. This is called angina pectoris.I know these signs seem really difficult to spot but trust me, your body will know when you feel different. These atypical symptoms may or may not be accompanied by chest pain.Moving along, feeling tired should never be dismissed as unimportant.It could mean something less serious but the probability of a silent heart attack cannot be denied. This tiredness is much different than working through those extra hours at the office or running an extra mile on the treadmill. It sometimes can be linked with lightheadedness and difficulty breathing.If you experience any of these then don’t sit on it. It’s best to go to the hospital.