It’s easy to dismiss the warning signs of a heart attack, as they are often confused with other symptoms or everyday sorts of pain. If you don’t pay close attention, you will miss the heart attack warning signs.
These warning signs are often dismissed because the intense pain that people associate with heart attacks doesn’t always present itself.
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According to The Huffington Post
, these are some common symptoms that signal heart disease in men, often a precursor to a heart attack:
The Daily Progress reported
- Out of breath after moderate exercise, like climbing stairs
- A feeling of achiness or squeezing in the chest that can last 30 minutes or longer
- Pain in the upper extremities that can't be explained
- Chest pain
- Shortened breath
- Pain or tingling in the upper extremities
that women often experience different warning signs:
- Some women may have no chest pain
- Anxiety-like symptoms, including shortness of breath, accelerated heart rate, and uneasiness
- Nausea and/or dizziness, possibly to the point of vomiting, but also more minor sensations like feelings of indigestion or heartburn
- Cold sweats or cold, clammy skin
- Unexplained fatigue or weakness, or flu-like symptoms
- Trouble sleeping
- A tingling/numbing sensation in the arms or hands
“These signs may come on suddenly, or they may be mild and become more severe over a period of days or even weeks. Every heart attack is unique,” said Dr. Brandy Patterson, a cardiologist at the University of Virginia Heart and Vascular Center.
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Since many of these warnings are often associated with other illnesses, it’s easy to dismiss or deny the idea that a heart attack is happening. But if you are experiencing any of these symptoms or a combination, you should see your doctor.
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