You can have a heart attack and not know it. Scary right? High blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, high-stress levels, illicit substance use, and strong family history of heart attacks all make you more likely to have a heart attack.

The 5 symptoms of a major heart attack are:

  1. Sharp pain in your chest
  2. Shortness of breath
  3. Numbness in your left arm
  4. Fatigue and weakness
  5. Pain in your jaw, shoulder and back

If you suffer from these symptoms go straight to a hospital

Here are 6 symptoms to look out for to make sure you know it is happening so you can seek help.

  1. You are suddenly short of breath
  2. Your heart starts racing
  3. You suddenly feel a bit weak and tired
  4. You feel sick
  5. Your thoughts feel blurry
  6. You just feel terrible in general.

You can have these symptoms but not being having a silent heart attack but it is best to be aware of the changes in your body and take steps to protect yourself. As a PHA member, you could go to the doctor when something concerns you and receive cashless treatment.