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how to spot a heart attack before it happens

WE AREN’T TAKING CARE OF OURSELVES THE WAY WE SHOULD.
Let’s face it, we can do better. We can eat better, we can exercise more, and we can sleep longer. Not taking care of ourselves is just asking for trouble. Of course, this is a very vague warning sign, but one that should be heeded. Consider being overweight and out of shape a warning sign for future health problems.

UNEXPLAINED FATIGUE.
When fatigue comes upon for no apparent reason, or you become excessively tired in the course of daily activities, you should be concerned. Something is going on with your body, and you need to find out what it is. It is more common for this to affect women than men, but men should not ignore such warnings either. If the fatigue is heart-related, it’s caused by an increase in the stress placed on the heart. This stress causes an inefficiency in the heart’s overall function and, therefore, leads to symptoms elsewhere in the body – sometimes odd symptoms that, taken on their own, may seem to add up to nothing.

SHORTNESS OF BREATH.
Like fatigue, the increased stress on the heart causes inefficiency and leads to seemingly unrelated symptoms, like shortness of breath. If the heart is unable to supply the body with as much blood as it needs to function normally, it follows that the cells of the body are also not receiving sufficient oxygen that would have been carried in the blood.

NAUSEA, VOMITING OR INDIGESTION.
You have probably heard that there are people who mistake indigestion for a heart attack; and also that there are people who mistake a heart attack for indigestion. How can you determine the difference? ??Be familiar with your family history.

In many cases, the majority of the foods we eat do not lead to indigestion, and the majority of people do not typically suffer from indigestion, having no history of it. Most of us are well aware of the foods that are likely to bring on indigestion or heartburn in us and usually avoid them. ??That means that sudden, unexpected indigestion may be a warning sign of something more serious. This is particularly true if the indigestion is in combination with any of the other symptoms mentioned.