Best Way To Prevent Your Risk Of A Heart Attack

You never know when the clock will start ticking before you realize of this attack. May be your chances of survival from a war attack is much higher than a heart attack. All you need to know is what needs to be done next at this critical point of survival.

What is a Heart Attack?

  • Also known as Myocardial Infarction, Acute Myocardial Infarction, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Coronary Thrombosis & Coronary Occlusion
  • It is a result of Coronary Heart Disease – A medical condition in which plaque builds up inside the coronary arteries supplying blood to the heart
  • Plaque creates a blockage inside the artery causing less supply of blood & oxygen to the heart
  • If this oxygen rich blood flow is not restored quickly then the heart muscle will die
  • Heart attack symptoms are chest pain, or feeling of tightness in the chest, fatigue, discomfort in neck & arm, light headed ness & abnormal heartbeat
  • If not treated immediately it may lead to arrhythmias than can be fatal to life

Risk Factors or causes of a Heart Attack:

  • Unhealthy diet containing high levels of cholesterol, trans fats & saturated fats
  • Obesity
  • Physically inactive
  • Smoking
  • High blood pressure of 140/90 mmHg or above
  • High levels of Cholesterol in the blood; especially the Low Density Lipoproteins (LDL) also known as the bad cholesterol
  • High blood sugar due to diabetes
  • Family history of heart disease

Diagnostic Tests for a Heart Attack:

  • Electrocardiogram
  • Blood Test
  • Coronary angiography

Prevention of a heart attack:

A lifestyle that ensures that the heart remains healthy can prevent a heart attack. Few changes that are important in making heart healthy are as follows:

  • Eating heart healthy foods that are good for heart
  • Be physically active & exercise regularly (for at least 30 minutes)
  • Quit smoking if you are a smoker
  • Limit alcohol
  • Managing stress
  • Managing weight to avoid obesity

It is in your hand to lead a healthy lifestyle by following above simple tips and keeping eye on health status by checking your blood pressure & cholesterol levels regularly. With the prevention you should have knowledge of signs and symptoms of heart diseases to recognize it early for better treatment.

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