Heavy pressure in the chest is the best known symptom of heart attack, and many will be scared of that, but few people know that a third of the patients who experience a heart attack, do not actually feel pain in the chest at all.
Patients delay going to the hospital by neglecting other lesser-known symptoms, where they arrive on average two hours later. Thus, some strokes are sudden and strong, while some are happening slowly, with mild pain and uncomfortable feeling. Therefore, people often are not sure what is wrong, so we wait and do not require medical attention on time..
Heart attack rarely happens out of the blue although many think otherwise. Specifically, days, weeks or even months before the attack the body tries to warn earlier. Your hair can warn you this way: it can contain high levels of the cortisol hormone, and it may be an indication of a forthcoming heart attack! Usually with blood, urine and saliva test the levels of cortisone are measured, but the hair is different – as it grows at a fast rate, 5-6 inch strand could show a longer period of increased stress levels. So from 56 subjects who had a previous heart attack one study examined hair strands, and the results were compared to hair samples from men who didn’t suffer a heart attack, but had problems with other diseases.
Unfortunately, it may already be too late to prevent death or permanent damage to the heart when you realize that you have a heart attack. A long concern for cardiovascular expert Chauncey Qrendi are the so called silent heart attack, with signs and symptoms that are moderate or seem unrelated to heart.
Four signs that he talks about are: chest pain, although each chest pain does not necessarily mean a heart attack. In the neck, arms, back and even the jaw you can feel the pain. Sweating and nausea is the second sign. Difficulty breathing is the third sign and a fourth sign is a problem with the stomach. In treating the symptoms of heart failure and demise or diseases statistics show a clear link between the delay.
For it is therefore important to know what your heart wants to say with warning signs. It is not surprising if you consider that a heart attack is the number one killer in America, where nearly a million people each year experience a stroke in such interest.