A heart attack happens when the blood flow to your heart is suddenly reduced or cut off. Your blood carries oxygen to the heart. During a heart attack, your heart muscle doesn’t get the oxygen it needs. Without oxygen, the heart muscle can be damaged or destroyed. Victims often experience a feeling that is best described as an exploding chest, one of the worst feelings anyone can have.
Seek treatment immediately, even if symptoms subside or you’re not sure whether it’s a heart attack. You can save time during a cardiac emergency by planning ahead. Here are some ways to prepare for a heart attack and possibly increase your chances of survival.
What Are The Signs of A Heart Attack?
- Chest discomfort or pain: This discomfort or pain can feel like a tight ache, pressure, fullness or squeezing in your chest lasting more than a few minutes. This discomfort may come and go.
- Upper body discomfort: You may feel pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, shoulders, neck, jaw, or upper part of the stomach (above the belly button).
- The symptoms, such as cold sweats, nausea or vomiting, lightheadedness, anxiety, indigestion, and unexplained fatigue.
- Shortness of breath: You may pant for breath or try to take in deep breaths. This often occurs before you develop chest discomfort, or you may not experience any chest discomfort.
- Any sudden, new symptoms or a change in the pattern of symptoms you already have (for example, if your symptoms become stronger or last longer than usual).
The Best Treatments To Save Yourself From Heart Attack
- Smoking can raise your risk of a heart attack. So can having high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, diabetes, and being obese. Other things that can raise your risk of a heart attack are a lack of exercise, depression, and stress.
- Eat plenty of fruits, veggies, and whole grains to keep your arteries healthy.
- Taking a daily aspirin helps some people prevent a heart attack. Talk to your doctor to see if it’s right for you.
- The warm tea is faster working than tablets, capsules, cold tea, because the warm tea opens up the cell structure makes it expand and accept the cayenne that much faster, and it goes directly to the heart, through the artery system, and feeds it in powerful food.
- Control stress: Reduce stress in your day-to-day activities. Rethink workaholic habits and find healthy ways to minimize or deal with stressful events in your life.
- Despite your body’s natural instinct to breathe heavily and rapidly during a heart attack, it is actually the exact opposite of what should be done. Think of soothing memories that will relax you, while whispering “heart-beat” or really any other two-syllable word each second. This slows the heart rate.
- Olive oil: The American Heart Association and the American Dietetic Association recommend getting most of your fat from monounsaturated sources. Olive oil is a prime candidate. Try using it instead of other vegetable oils when sauteing your veggies.
- Regular exercise helps improve heart muscle function after a heart attack and helps prevent a heart attack by helping you to control your weight, diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure. Exercise needn’t be vigorous. Walking 30 minutes a day, five days a week can improve your health.
- Bran cereal is a high-fiber food that will help keep your cholesterol levels in check. Other high fiber foods in your cupboard include barley, oats, whole grains such as brown rice and lentils, and beans, such as kidney beans and black beans.
- High blood sugar is damaging to your heart. Regular exercise, eating well and losing weight all help to keep blood sugar levels at more-desirable levels. Many people also need medication to manage their diabetes.
Lying on your back and raising your legs lifts up your diaphragm, making it much easier to breathe. This position is also used to treat shock.