How to Prevent a Heart Attack

  posted by: Dennis


preventing heart attackNowadays, the percentage of people getting sick with varying diseases have not just doubled but even tripled – this is what statistics says. And among the killer illness affecting both men and women is coronary heart disease. The disease commonly affects individuals who are 60 years old and up. Heart disease, itself, may sound terrible. But there are some measures you can employ on how to prevent a heart attack. What are some you can do? Find out below.

How to Prevent Heart Attack from Happening

Identify the common signs and symptoms. Avoiding heart attack would mean being able to identify the common signs and symptoms that the condition brings. While most heart attacks are dubbed as the silent killer, there are, however, some apparent symptoms that indicate progression of the illness ad knowing some of them can definitely save you:

  • Chest pain that occurs for longer than 15 minutes
  • Shortness of breath
  • Heart palpitations
  • Nausea
  • Easy fatigability
  • Cyanosis or bluish discoloration of skin
  • Persistent coughing (oftentimes associated with blood)

Once these symptoms are felt, it is important to seek medical care for treatment of heart attacks.

Lifestyle Changes. Today’s modern lifestyle practices are rooted to bring massive causes and effects for incidence of heart diseases. Therefore, it is pretty important to modify lifestyle to prevent heart failure including:

  • Cessation of smoking
  • Avoiding increasing sedentary lifestyle
  • Observing diet with fruits and vegetables and heart healthy recipes
  • Maintaining ideal weight
  • Reduction and management of stress

In addition, you also have to talk to your doctor about ways on how to treat existing health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol to help reduce the risk of the said problem. With this, your physician will prescribe you with medicines important to keep the risk of heart attack at bay and make sure that you do your role in complying with the treatment and control plan.




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Date: August 25, 2011 | Category: General Health
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