“That will never happen to me” is a common phrase that can leave us in life threatening situations without the proper knowledge. These situations can be especially harmful when it comes to our health. Although we may fleetingly ponder what if scenarios, how ready are we truly for what may perceive to be the impossible? One such situation is that of having a heart attack. Get educated and learn about typical symptoms of heart attacks and what to do in such a medical emergency.
This discomfort feels very tight in your chest area. Your chest will ache and will feel pressure, or a squeezing sensation on your chest. This feeling may last longer than a few minutes and may come and go as your heart attack progresses.
Upper Body Pain
The discomfort and pain that you feel in your chest may spread to others areas as well. This can include your shoulders, back, arms, neck, and even your teeth and jaw.
Anxiety and Sweating
You may have a feeling overcome you described as a sense of doom. It could also be equivalent to feeling as though you are having a panic attack for no reason. I addition you may suddenly break into a sweat, and get cold clammy skin.
Nausea, Vomiting, and lightheadedness
A heart attack may cause you to feel sick to your stomach and result in vomiting. You may also get an overwhelming wave of dizziness and feel as though you may pass out.
Shortness of Breath
As you try to take in deep breaths you may find that you can only pant, or take shallow breaths. This is a result of discomfort in your chest, or it may simply be a side effect of having a heart attack.
This can be described as feeling similar to heartburn. Stomach pain my extend down your abdominal area as well. Heart attacks typically begin with these subtle symptoms.
These symptoms are described by most as not painful, but uncomfortable. The chest pain from heart attacks has also been known to come and go. Please do not downplay any of these symptoms or misdiagnose them as anxiety. Call 911 or go to your nearest medical emergency services. Neighbors Emergency Center has 24 hour emergency rooms throughout the Houston metro area. We can treat you quickly and effectively so you can get back to doing what you love.