A heart attack happens when blood flow to your heart becomes constricted. When this happens your heart begins to beat faster to pump more blood. It is a life-threatening medical emergency, as soon as you get the treatment that restores normal blood flow to your heart.
Early symptoms of heart attack -
- Mild pain in your chest that come and go
- Pain in arm, shoulder and neck
- Trouble in breathing
Lowering the risk of heart disease
Control your blood pressure - If you have high blood pressure, it is important to take steps to control it. High blood pressure is a major risk factor for this serious condition. Change in your lifestyle may help in controlling high blood pressure.
Keep your cholesterol level under control - Too much cholesterol can lead to clogging your arteries and increase your risk of coronary artery disease and heart attack. Lifestyle changes and medicine can help maintain your cholesterol level under control.
Stress management - Stress can increase your heart rate and raise your blood pressure. This leads to heart disease and other health problems. When you do have a stressful situation that may be worrying you, try going for a walk instead of reaching for cigarettes or alcohol.
Get regular exercise - It has many health benefits including strengthening your heart and improving your circulation. It helps to maintain weight and maintain blood pressure and diabetes. This can lower your risk of heart disease.
Make sure to get enough sleep - Poor sleep can lead to serious health risks. If you don’t get enough sleep, the risk of High blood pressure, Obesity and diabetes may increase. Everyone needs at least 7-9 hours of sleep every day. If you have a problem with sleeping, contact your doctor.
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