8 Red Flags There’s a Heart Attack in YOUR Future

Humor me and count to 40.

Done?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), someone in the United States just had a heart attack.

That adds up to around 805,000 people a year.

Many of those were a “silent” heart attack, with the victim having no clue it even happened—and they go about their day not even aware that it caused damage.

And, more folks… likely most… were caught completely off guard. Because, let’s face it, even if you know you aren’t in the best of shape, you still don’t expect to be walloped by a heart attack.

But what if you had some sort of early warning system? Something that could warn you weeks, or even a month, before it hit—giving you time to turn things around?

It could quite literally be the difference between life and death.

And that’s precisely what I plan to share with you today—arm you with eight early warning signs of a potentially deadly heart attack.

If you could travel through time, I’d suggest you find out what future health threats you face.

But let’s face it… while I love a good sci-fi flick as much as the next guy, it’s unlikely any of us will have a time machine show up on our doorstep.

So, that means we have to rely on the next best thing. And when it comes to predicting a heart attack, that’s keeping your eyes open for the red flags most folks miss.

Following are eight early warning signs that your heart might be in trouble:

  1. Pain. Pain in the left arm isn’t always a cause for concern, but if there’s no other obvious reason it could be a sign of heart trouble. In other words, if you didn’t do anything that resulted in an injury or if the pain appeared seemingly out of nowhere, treat it as a potential heart attack warning sign.
  2. A cough that won’t quit. A persistent unexplained cough… especially if it’s occasionally accompanied by a pink-tinged liquid… is a cause for concern. It’s a common symptom of heart failure and could signal a coming heart attack.
  3. Fatigue. We all feel tired from time to time. But if you feel more tired than usual, it may be due to decreased blood flow to the heart. In fact, fatigue may be the ONLY early sign of a heart attack for women. Regardless of the cause, chronic tiredness is a good reason to visit your doctor.
  4. Swollen legs and ankles. Your heart is responsible for pumping blood and other fluids around your body. But when it stops working efficiently, those fluids pool in your legs and ankles, causing swelling.
  5. Nausea and loss of appetite. Nausea is an often-overlooked symptom in people with heart problems. It typically leads to a loss of appetite. Plus, abdominal cramps that come in short spurts are common shortly before a heart attack.
  6. Extreme anxiety. People with anxiety are more prone to heart disease in general. The anxiety is often accompanied by high blood pressure. But a drastic spike in anxiety can be a red flag for a coming heart attack. In some cases, it’s the ONLY early symptom.
  7. Lightheadedness or fainting. When the heart isn’t pumping well, not enough oxygen is delivered to your brain. This can cause you to feel lightheaded or even faint while getting up from a seated or lying down position. It’s a sign of heart failure and can signal a future heart attack.
  8. Increased perspiration. Excessive sweating can be a sign of a heart attack. Flu-like symptoms, clammy skin, and sweating (regardless of temperature) are all early heart attack warning signs.

These red flags can surface up to a month before a heart attack strikes. So be sure to consult a healthcare provider if you have ANY concerning symptoms. When you do, you could end up PREVENTING a heart attack in the future.

If you think you may be having a heart attack, call 911 IMMEDIATELY.

P.S. This common prescription med could elevate heart attack risk by 40 percent. Yet doctors still prescribe it for folks over 65 at an alarming rate. CLICK HERE for the disturbing details.

Source:

“Heart Disease Facts,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [cdc .gov]

Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.

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