Unfortunately, a heart attack can come completely out of the blue. Usually, however, there are some indications you can act upon, days and even hours before a cardiac event.
Knowing These Signs Can Save Your Life:
1. Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea can damage the right side of the heart, due to the strain the lungs are under as they try to break through the obstruction.
Sleep apnea sufferers have triple the normal risk of having a heart attack in the next five years.
Persistent coughing is a signal that you may have some fluid accumulation in your lungs, which is a symptom of heart failure.
If it’s a struggle to breathe thanks to the fluid in your lungs, that could be related to your heart not pumping blood the way it’s supposed to.
That could indicate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
3. Lack Of Appetite And Nausea
A heart attack is often attended by nausea, even to the point of vomiting. Heart failure can really suppress your appetite.
Both these symptoms can be direct signs of an unhealthy heart.