Cardiovascular disease kills an average of 2,200 Americans every day. That’s 1 death every 40 seconds. About 92.1 million Americans are living with some form of cardiovascular disease. Unfortunately, others are still dealing with the aftereffects as a result of a heart attack or stroke. Ultimately, cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer of Men and Women in America. Due to the deadly nature of this disease, it’s important to be aware of the early warning signs of a heart attack. For many men and women, these signs are subtle and easily dismissed. As a result, they suffer a heart attack. These 15 signs are not to be ignored.
Everyone experiences chest pains occasionally, however frequent and increasingly painful chest pains are problematic. It’s not always a sharp and shooting pain. This pain can manifest in the form similar to a heavy compression on the chest. It might feel like someone is sitting on your chest. Similarly, some people have noted a burning pain similar to heartburn. Cardiac events are becoming increasingly common among younger individuals. Cigarette smoking, heavy drinking, poor sleep, poor diet, and poor exercise patterns can all contribute to early development of cardiovascular disease.
Anxiety and Sensitivity
Everyone experiences anxiety and sensitivity at various points in their life. Work, social life, family, and friends all require a delicate balancing act. In the months leading up to a heart attack, some people will experience an increase in irritability. As a result of the heart being unable to pump enough blood to the brain, some studies suggest feelings of anxiousness rise, too. Agitation and irritability also play a role in the development of hypertension. Stress can put adults of any age at risk of having a major heart attack.