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One Month Before A Heart Attack, Your Body Will Warn You With These 9 Signals

One Month Before A Heart Attack, Your Body Will Warn You With These 9 Signals

Every year, nearly 60,000 French people have a heart attack. If the death rate of myocardial infarction in the month following its onset is decreasing and recently reached 4.4%, this is mainly due to better prevention and better medical management of patients. It is therefore absolutely necessary, in order to be able to provide people with the appropriate care, to know how to detect the signs and the precursory symptoms.

The precursory symptoms of a heart attack in women

Studies have shown that, in women, the symptoms related to infarction appear in 80% of cases and for at least one month before it occurs.

Here are the top nine warning signs that a woman is about to have a heart attack:

1. Unusual and significant fatigue that may be sudden and last for several days (70.7% of women who had a heart attack experienced this symptom in the previous month)

2. Sleep disorders (47.8%)
3. Shortness of breath (42.1%)
4. Pain in the abdomen
5. Dizziness
6. Anxiety
7. Pain in the upper back, shoulder
8. Jaw pain
9. Feeling of pressure or pain in the center of the chest that can spread to the left arm

To prevent as much as possible the risk of having a heart attack, it is important for women to be alert to these symptoms so that they can react as soon as possible, but also to plan regular visits to their doctor for medical examinations.

How do you know if you have a heart attack?

As for the signs that indicate that you are having a heart attack, it is just as important to know them so you can get to the hospital as quickly as possible.

The main sign that a person, man or woman has a heart attack, is the sensation of pain or discomfort in the chest. Apart from this sign, one can feel the following effects:

- sweats, moist skin, red face
- stunning,
- shortness of breath, difficulty breathing
- discomfort or pain in the neck, jaw, shoulder or left arm
- nausea, vomiting

What to do if you have signs of a heart attack?
If you feel one or more of the signs of a heart attack:

- call the emergency department (112), the Samu (18) or the fire department (15) immediately, as you need medical attention as soon as possible.

- stop working and take a rest position, lying down or sitting down. Stay calm and wait for help.

- If necessary take your usual medications or a low dose of aspirin because the latter has the property of thinning the blood, promote blood flow and prevent clots from growing.

Factors that increase the risk of having a heart attack

The factors below increase the chances of having a heart attack:

- Smoking
- Hypercholesterolemia
- Overweight
- Diabetes
- Stress
- Lack of physical activity
- Use of drugs such as cocaine or amphetamine

These various factors play a role in the development of atherosclerosis in individuals, which is the main cause of heart attack.

Atherosclerosis, the main cause of heart attacks
Atherosclerosis consists of a hardening of the arteries as well as their obstruction by greasy plaques. Sometimes these plaques break and form blood clots that can get fat. When such clots become lodged in a coronary artery, the blood circulation is hindered. It is when it is interrupted for good that we talk about heart attack.

Prevent heart attacks

To prevent a heart attack and improve your health, make sure to alkalize your body by:

- adopting a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables and low in animal protein and cereals

- Mastering your stress, resting and having enough time to sleep
- avoiding alcohol, tobacco and drugs
- practicing regular physical activity.