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:
- Sharp pain in your chest
- Shortness of breath
- Numbness in your left arm
- Fatigue and weakness
- 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.
- You are suddenly short of breath
- Your heart starts racing
- You suddenly feel a bit weak and tired
- You feel sick
- Your thoughts feel blurry
- 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.