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Five easy steps to avoid heart attack

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Bernice Clark |
avoid hearth attackEstimates based on statistical data shows that this year about 1.2 million Americans will have a first or recurrent coronary attack. Almost 40 percent of them will die. About 7.9 million have survived hearth attack, and about 8.9 million have angina pectoris.

But, the most alarming fact is that those are the data for people of 20 years of age and older, while we used to think that heart attack happen only to older population. If you live with constant stress make a steps to change your way of life.

avoid hearth attackLet's see what you can do to prevent hearth attack. First, do not smoke. Second, be physically active. Third, eat healthy foods, and try not to consume too much salt, it can cause high blood pressure. Fourth, control your weight - obesity is major risk factor. And fifth, avoid heavy alcohol drinking, but one or two small drinks a day may help increase "good" cholesterol. Those five actions you can do yourself, and that will reduce the risk.

Don't forget to see your physician regularly, with simply blood test she can check your cholesterol and other risks the can lead to hearth attack. If you follow her directions and try to live in friendship with the rules above you can be pretty sure that you will not become statistic data.

avoid hearth attackYour heart is a muscle that depends on blood supply. When the blood supply to part of the heart muscle is reduced or stopped, the heart attack occurs. The blood supply stops because one or more hearth's arteries are blocked by fatty plaque inside artery walls. If that plaque cut the blood supply for more than a few minutes, the heart suffers permanent damage. That can kill you.

So, let see the warning signs. Most hearth attacks involve chest discomfort. That is uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain, avoid hearth attackthat can lasts more than few minutes or it can go away and come back. Another symptoms are pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach. If you have short breath, nausea, lightheadedness or you are all in cold sweat - you must take all those symptoms very seriously. If you have chest discomfort, especially in combination with one or more of the other signs, don’t wait longer than five minutes before calling for help.

Women experience the chest pain or discomfort just as men do, but they are more likely to have some of the other symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, and back or jaw pain.

It is important to notice that some heart attacks are sudden and very intense, however the most start slowly, with discomfort or mild pain. Remember all those signs, take it very seriously and don't wait too long because every second counts!

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