When your body tries to tell you something, do you listen?
When you eat spicy and oily food, in the back of your head, you’re wondering if heart burn or a date with the toilet will be on your evening program. You have a headache and your muscles begin to ache, you’re thinking an early night probably is the best thing before a bad cold takes over.
But for life-threatening ailments, such as those that affect your heart, misinterpreting or ignoring the bodily signals can be deadly.
According to a recent study by Duke University Medical Center, “silent” heart attacks or unrecognized myocardial infarctions are more common than previously thought. Unrecognized heart attacks account for approximately 25 per cent of all heart attacks, and silent attacks carry a very high risk of death.
According to Dr. Chauncey Crandall, chief of the cardiac transplant program at Palm Beach Cardiovascular Clinic in Florida, USA; your body will warn you of impending attacks weeks and sometimes even months before the actual episode – though symptoms may be so mild and vague you may not even realize it.
According to Dr. Crandall, sugar and fat are the two main culprits of heart disease. Stress, high blood pressure, smoking, hormonal imbalance, lack of exercise, increased inflammation and other factors are also reasons for the development of heart disease.
Here are 3 symptoms Dr. Crandall says you should look for:
1) chest pain