Eight warning signs of an impending heart attack

The body has its own way of warning in case it faces a health concern. One needs to pay attention to the eight signs the body gives a month before a heart attack.

Heart attacks are caused due to a coronary artery blockage or sometimes due to an inadequate blood supply. Read more on our Twitter account @amomama_usa.

One out of every three deaths in the United States during 2013 was from a stroke, heart disease, or cardiovascular disease.

The body has its own way of telling if there is a danger of a heart attack looming over it. One should take appropriate measures to avoid it.

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There are about eight signs the body may show if one is prone to having a heart attack and these symptoms can appear about a month before it.

ABDOMINAL PAIN

According to WebMD, feeling of nausea, feeling bloated, or even an upset stomach could indicate an increased risk of a heart attack.

Sometimes abdominal pain can be episodic before a heart attack with moments of pain, followed by comfort in a short span of time.

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FATIGUE

This symptom is seen more in woman than in man, according to Science Daily. Unusual fatigue could indicate an imminent heart attack.

It could be easy to identify this symptom as it can sometimes be exhaustive to carry out some simple tasks.

INSOMNIA

Another symptom of heart attack is insomnia which can also increase the risk of a stroke. This condition, too, is more common among women than men. 

Generally, high levels of anxiety and absentmindedness follow the condition, Science Daily added.

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SHORTNESS OF BREATH

The condition where one struggles to draw a deep breath is called Dyspnea or breathlessness. Caring stated that it might occur both in men and women for about six months before a person has a heart attack.

HAIR LOSS

One of the most visible indicators of an increased risk of heart disease is a loss of hair, according to Independent.

It affects more men over the age of 50 than women. However, some women could also be prone to it.

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IRREGULAR HEARTBEAT

Some people can have a panic attack or anxiety along with arrhythmias or skipped beats. It may last for a couple of minutes at ones.

However, it is advisable to call the doctor if it does not fade away, according to Caring.

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PERSPIRATION

WebMD stated that one of the early signs of a heart attack could be unusual sweating and may occur during the day or night.

People may also experience flu-like symptoms, clammy skin, or sweatiness irrespective of the air temperature or physical exertion.

CHEST PAIN

One of the most important indicators of a heart attack is the chest pain, especially among men. However, according to Harvard Health Publishing, it also affects about 30% of women. 

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