Mild heart attack symptoms

When the heart is not fully blocked, having partial blockage, slowing down the blood flow to the heart, this could lead to milder symptoms of a heart attack. However, mild or not, these symptoms should be taken seriously and still be considered an emergency.

How do we know when we’re having a heart attack? There are several symptoms for us to cover and keep in mind, should you feel any of these symptoms, speak to your doctor and discuss the pain or symptoms you are feeling.

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As with either mild or severe heart attack, the first symptom that we are familiar with, that we’ve often heard of, are chest pains. But our thoughts of chest pains are those that we see on t.v. where the person clutches their chest, seems to have a hard time breathing and collapses to the floor. It’s not at all that way in real life. Often times the chest pain is mistaken for a heartburn or perhaps it could feel like something heavy is on your chest or that someone is squeezing your chest. And often times, because the pain subsides and it comes and go we very often ignore this sign.

What may be a big warning sign is that of shortness of breath or SOB. Having trouble catching your breath may show up without the accompanying of chest pains. This could mean that there is partial blockage of the arteries.

Symptoms of a heart attack do not always involve the chest. Other symptoms to watch out for would be tingling of the arms, discomfort or milk pain felt on the neck or back even jaw and stomach pain could mean you’re having a mild heart attack.

And yet, there are other signs that we often ignore or confused as perhaps having a virus as in nausea and dizziness. Panic attacks or anxiety could also be a sign of a mild heart attack. Stories have been told of someone mistaking indigestion and hours later leading to nausea and vomiting as symptoms of either diabetes or influenza when in fact that person was having a heart attack.

Problem is, the on-set of symptoms have been on going for day if not weeks and mostly patients ignore these warning signs as something else, i.e. virus.

So when should we see the doctor? The answer is: as soon as you feel any of these symptoms. Anything out of the ordinary should be brought to your doctor’s attention. If you find yourself having indigestion pains and you’ve never had them before or maybe you’re more grasping for air and feeling light headed at moments that you’d usually feel fine. See the doctor right away.

Although luckily for us there are various treatments available we still hear about people dying from heart disease, and some of them are even healthy. Your body gives out these signals, don’t ignore them.

Take care of your health. According to the American Heart Association, being more pro-active, exercising and watching your diet could help prevent the on-set of this heart attack, mild or severe.

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