Mild Heart Attack Symptoms
A heart attack can occur in a person when the blood supply to a portion of heart muscle gets blocked, mostly due to the build up of a fatty plaque on inside walls of the arteries.
The heart or a section of the heart can be damaged if the oxygen supply is not restored promptly and the heart tissues can start dying.
Heart attacks are one of the leading killers in both adult men and women but today medical science provides excellent treatments that can save lives and disabilities. It is important to start treatment for a heart attack within an hour of manifestations of symptoms. In men the most classical symptom can be chest pain. Women are more likely to experience non typical symptoms such as pain in the jaw, a feeling of indigestion and weakness.
Typical Mild Heart Attack Symptoms
- Feeling of dizziness and/or nausea
- Discomfort in the left hand or arm
- A squeezing chest pain that can be dull but persistent that does not go away with changing the body position or walking. Sometimes the pain can appear to be radiating towards the shoulder, jaw area, the back or even the teeth. For few it radiates towards the shoulder blades. The pain from a heart attack could be in your jaw, in your arms or in your back.
- Squeezing pain in the chest centre
- A tingling sensation in the arm, jaw or shoulder
- Feeling of heaviness in the abdomen (can often be wrongly dismissed as indigestion)
- Shortness of breath or breathlessness
- Profuse sweating
- Heartburn or a feeling of indigestion
- Intense anxiety or 'sense of impending doom'
Don't Wait for All of the Symptoms to Occur
Many people have been known to suffer serious injury or even death during the first few hours of their experiencing chest pains caused by a heart attack. However if there is an absence of pain then it does not mean there is no damage to the heart. There are certain inbuilt reserves in the heart which allow it to continue supplying blood even after suffering from some damage and scarring. But this can prove to be potentially dangerous since reserves capacities of the heart are depleted and not available in case of a repeated incident. Further on, even a mild heart attack can prove to be fatal. Surviving a heart attack can leave a person disabled by congestive failure of the heart or with an abnormal heartbeat.
Heart Attacks and Adrenalin
Many studies have reported that the incidence of heart attacks is the highest from 4 am to 10 am when the level adrenalin released by the body is at its highest. The increase in the adrenaline can cause a rupture of the plaque in the arteries, which can then eventually become a clot. This clot can later lead to an arterial blockage and then possibly bring about a heart attack.
Ultimately, it is good care and upkeep of your health that will count the most. Make sure that you eat a healthy, wholesome diet and include regular exercise in your lifestyle to ensure great health and keep heart diseases away.