A person experiences a heart attack when there is an abnormal build up of plaque inside the walls of the arteries. This results in the loss of proper supply of blood to the heart muscle and tissues.
Along with blood flows oxygen. When the heart is deprived of oxygen, the heart may get damaged permanently. The tissue starts dying and the heart starts failing.
Heart attack contributes to be the leading cause of deaths in men and women worldwide. Fortunately for us, advancements in science have ensured that we have a fighting chance when it comes to dealing with such adversities. The important thing to remember is that all our advancements in treatment are of no use if we don’t react in time. The most important time is the hour following the heart attack. Within this period we have to get the heart activity to normal by restoring blood flow and getting rid of blockages, if any. Chest pain is always a good indication of an incoming heart attack for men whereas women generally experience weakness, indigestion and jaw pain.
SOME COMMONLY IDENTIFIABLE SIGNS
1. Intense pain or tightness in the center of the chest that has duration of more than a couple of minutes.
2. Any kind of discomfort/pain in the neck, shoulders, arms and jaws.
3. Intermittent pain in the chest that refuses to go away. This pain may manifest itself as moving towards the shoulder, teeth, the back or even the jaw area.
4. Excessive and non-stop sweating.
5. Difficulty in breathing. This sign is often ignored, especially by asthma patients.
7. Fainting for no reason.
9. Extensive weakness and tiredness.
This may happen all the time. Mainly because the heart does not get the oxygen it needs.
10. Irregularity of pulse. It may be slow or faster than normal.
11. Getting a feeling of anxiety all the time.
THE ROLE OF ADRENALIN
It has been observed from many studies that heart attacks happen mostly between 4 and 10 A.M. This is the time when the body releases the maximum amount of adrenaline. This can cause the plaque developed in the arteries to rupture and give way to a clot. This eventually causes an arterial blockage which leads to a heart attack.
The only way to reduce the risk of having a heart attack is to be healthy, eat healthy and take care of your health. Control on the diet is absolutely important. Along with this, exercise in order to keep good health and reduce the risk of heart diseases.