Most Common Heart Attack Symptoms
Would you be able to discriminate between a chest pain and a heart attack if you do not know it's symptoms? The answer that would come from most of us is “no”. It's surprising, yet true. Study says there 1.2 million heart attacks in United States and 50% are said to be fatal! The numbers are really tremendous and so I think we all should know about at least the most common symptoms of heart attack.
I do not know the terms doctors use; but I have heard about common symptoms from; say, my father, mother, grand parents, etc. The most common of all symptoms I hear is chest pain. Your chest starts feeling discomfort or you feel like some tons of weight is put on your chest. Also sometimes the pain of heart attack feels like heart burn or indigestion. The chest pain can be frequent sometimes; or for some it can come and go; or occur while resting, etc. If you or your relative is having any of such chest pains, you should consult the doctor.
The next symptom is the acute upper body pain. It may include pain in one or both arms, neck, jaw, the back, shoulder, upper part of stomach. It is noticed that the pain in jaw, neck or arms is commonly observed heart attack symptom in women.
Excessive sweating can also be a heart attack symptom. Shortness of breath is another symptom. You can feel uneasy and have problems in breathing.
Sudden lack of energy, dizziness, fatigue are other symptoms of heart attack. You may ignore them saying it is for time-being. But if you feel this most of the times, it should not be ignored and should be taken care of as early as possible. This problem of ignorance mostly takes place in case of women. Ladies, you need to be aware of these symptoms. Have an aspirin with you if you are a heart patient, ask your doctor for that.
These are some common heart attack symptoms I am aware of. If you know them, and have been experiencing them, do not waste time. Make it a note to visit the doctor and get the tests done.
Stay hearty and keep your heart healthy and happy.