Among you, there is never read the signs or symptoms of a heart attack from the literature. Among these many symptoms, chest pain and tightness are the most popular signs of a heart attack. But, what about the other signs that are important to know in order to anticipate heart problems?
Heart experts say, the symptoms of heart disease can actually be seen from the complaints in many parts of the body. "The heart, along with arteries that sustaining it is one big muscle. When the heart fails, the symptoms can be seen in many parts of the body," said Jonathan Goldstein, a cardiologist from St. Michael's Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Here are five hidden clues that could be a marker of the emergence of disorders of the heart. If you have two or more symptoms as below at the same time, Goldstein suggested to immediately go to the doctor for further examination:
1. Neck pain
Do you ever feel that prolonged muscle pain in the neck? Beware if in pain does not go away. Botched heart disease, some patients remember when they previously felt the pain and tension in the neck. They often do not notice these symptoms because they only focus on the symptoms of a more dramatic as acute pain in your chest, shoulders, and arms.
"Women are particularly less likely to experience symptoms such as these, and more likely to feel a sudden pain accompanied by tightness in the shoulders and lower neck," said Margie Latrella, a nurse and author of Women Cardiology Center, New Jersey. The pain can also spread to the left side of the body, left shoulder and arm.
What happened? The nerves of damaged heart tissue sends pain signals up and down the vertebrae at the same time spread to the nerves around the neck and shoulders.
2. Sexual problems
Men with erection problems often have problems with coronary artery disease. Survey of men in Europe have shown, they are treated for heart disease are two of the three of them suffer from erectile dysfunction for months, before finally diagnosed as having heart problems. According to Goldstein, some recent studies that examine the relationship between erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular disease is also more convincing. No wonder if the doctors are now considering to also address cardiovascular problems when he complained of erectile dysfunction.
"In recent years, there has been evidence is quite clear that there is a substantial increase in the risk of heart attack and death in patients with erectile dysfunction," said Goldstein.
What happened? Just as the blood vessels around the heart which can narrow and harden, the same can also occur in blood vessels to the penis meyuplai. Because the blood vessels around the penis smaller, these vessels can be damaged more quickly - even three or four years ahead before heart disease was detected.
3. Dizziness, fainting, or shortness of breath
A study published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, said more than 40 percent of women reported that they were likely to experience shortness of breath in the moments before a heart attack. You may feel unable to breathe, weakness or dizziness seemed to be at altitude. If you hurry when climbing stairs, raking leaves, walking leisurely, or other activity that previously did not make you difficulty, these symptoms to watch out as an important warning.
What happened? This is due to insufficient blood flow to the vessels that carry oxygen to the heart. Pain or angina of the heart muscle can also be difficult to make someone feel a deep breath. Coronary artery disease, in which the coronary arteries is blocked due to buildup of plaque, causing the heart organ is not getting enough oxygen supply. Sensation of a sudden could not breathe in is often a sign of angina, a type of pain in the heart muscle.
4. Indigestion, nausea, or heartburn
While most of us think of heart-related conditions identical with pain in the chest, but in fact this can happen also in the stomach. In some people, especially women, symptoms such as heartburn or a burning sensation in the chest, stomach fullness or choking sesnsasi to watch. Severe indigestion and nausea can also be an early sign of heart attack, or so-called myocardial infarction, especially in women. A study showed that women are twice as likely to experience vomiting, nausea, and indigestion for a few months before the heart attack.
What happened? Fat deposits in blood vessels can reduce or decrease the blood supply to the heart, giving rise to such feelings of tightness, crushed or pain - which mostly occur in the chest area, but sometimes also in the stomach. Depending on where the heart is exposed, it will give a signal to the rest of the body. Nausea and dizziness can also be a sign that a heart attack is happening. Therefore, immediately call your doctor if the complaints continue to be experienced.
5. Pain in the jaw and ear
Jaw pain is something mysterious and sometimes very disturbing. This condition can be caused by many factors, but sometimes can be indicative of coronary artery disease (CAD) and early heart attacks. Some experts are now examining the relationship focus of pain in the jaw with the risk of heart attack. The survey results show, many post-heart attack patients reported pain in their jaw before the occurrence of heart attacks.
What happened? Damage to the cardiac tissue can lead to transmission of signals up and down on the spine which then extends to sarar-neuronal spread of bone from the neck, jaw up to the ear.