Some symptoms happen in the days and weeks leading up to an attack. But the symptoms may not be the ones we expect. And they can be different in men and women, and different still in older adults.
7 Heart Attack Signs Women — And Doctors — Often Miss
Don’t let that happen to you. Here, 10 heart symptoms you’re likely to ignore — and shouldn’t.
1. Indigestion or nausea
2. Jaw, ear, neck, or shoulder pain
3. Sexual dysfunction
4. Exhaustion or fatigue
5. Breathlessness and dizziness
6. Leg swelling or pain
7. Sleeplessness, insomnia, and anxiety
8. Flu-like symptoms
9. Rapid-fire pulse or heart rate
10. You just don’t feel like yourself
Watch for clusters of symptoms that come on all at once and aren’t typical of your normal experience. For example, a normally alert, energetic person suddenly begins to have muddled thinking, memory loss, deep fatigue, and a sense of being “out of it.” If your body is doing unusual things and you just don’t feel “right,” don’t wait. See a doctor and ask for a thorough work-up. Also mention any other risk factos you might have as well.
Please go to the article referenced above for a more detailed explanation in each category.
Also, go to previous posts about heart attacks and strokes for a life-saving mudra and more information. It always helps to be informed!