10 Signs to Look Out for If You Think You’re Having a Heart Attack

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You’ve been feeling a little weird lately; a twinge here, a prick there in your body that you don’t know what to make for. There’s good news and bad news for you. The good news is that it could just be something your body is getting out of its system, and it means nothing in the grand scheme of things.

But the bad news is that it could be an indication of something much worse, a bigger health problem; like a heart attack. Here are 10 symptoms of heart attack that you need to look out for. Please consult the doctor if you have one or more of them.

Chest Discomfort

If you feel a discomfort or pain in your chest, contact your doctor immediately. This could be one of the most telling sign of an impending heart attack, a blocked artery, or a heart attack itself. The pain is often described as a burning or pricking sensation or it could feel like there is pressing weight on your chest.

Stomach Pain, Heartburn, Indigestion, Nausea

These symptoms are more common with women when considering a heart attack. Of course, stomach pain, heartburn, indigestion, nausea and other similar symptoms are common with menstrual cycles. But the key is to know your body, and if something occurs continuously out of the ordinary, it might be cause for concern.

Shortness of Breath

Breathing problems are another top sign of heart disease. Shortness of breath and not being able to breathes freely when lying down may indicate that your heart isn’t doing its job properly. When the heart doesn’t pump enough blood, there is less circulation, and this may cause the blood to leak into the lungs. Again, consult your doctor if you’re experiencing difficulty breathing.

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