What does a heart attack feel like? Symptoms could be mistaken for indigestion
|What does a heart attack feel like? Symptoms could be mistaken for indigestion||Darrell Miller||02/25/17|
February 25, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (email@example.com)
Subject: What does a heart attack feel like? Symptoms could be mistaken for indigestion
Most forms of cardiovascular disease are due to a buildup of fatty deposits in arteries. This prevents the body from getting oxygen to the heart, which can cause a stroke or heart attack. Many have heard that a heart attack presents with pain in the left arm, but not everyone has the same symptoms. Most often, there is tightness in the chest that can spread to the neck, shoulders, and jaw. If a person with diabetes has a heart attack, however, nerve damage can cause less of the pain to be felt and they shrug it off as indigestion.
- The most common symptom of a heart attack is an uncomfortable tightness or heaviness in the chest, rather than a sharp stabbing pain.
- Elderly people and those living with diabetes can often experience quite vague symptoms, similar to indigestion.
- Excessive alcohol consumption can directly damage your heart and also increase blood pressure.
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