A man walks down the street feeling completely normal – as he suddenly clasps his chest and collapses.
For example, heart attacks in men are usually portrayed in movies, but in real life this does not always work
Although heart attacks can occur without warning, this scenario is far less common than you think. Common heart attacks are generally accompanied by warning signs.
"Most patients have symptoms before their heart attacks," says James Park, MD, FACC, director of the Cardiac and Vascular Program at Texas Health Dallas. "It's just that sometimes men ignore the symptoms or explain them to another evil." (This is how a heart attack feels, say six real men who had one).
Think about it: If you feel that discomfort in the chest is uncomfortable, the likelihood is that you will have it checked. However, it is easy to eliminate more subtle symptoms of a heart problem.
If you take unusual signs seriously, you can catch a heart attack before it occurs ̵
Signs of heart trouble: You are exhausted.
When your daily routines or workouts suddenly seem unusually difficult – or you're too exhausted to do your normal job, it's time to See a doctor, says Robert Segal, MD, FAAC, Founder of Manhattan Cardiology.
If you feel particularly tired, it may indicate weakness in the left ventricle of your heart, the main muscle responsible for pumping blood from the heart to the rest of the body, says Segal. When it stops working, the heart can not pump properly, which can lead to a heart attack.
If the left ventricle is not pumping as much as it should, your heart may not circulate enough blood throughout the body, or to recharge properly between heartbeats. To compensate for this, the body diverts blood from the muscles and sends it to more vital organs such as the heart and brain, according to the American Heart Association. This will result in you being exhausted – even after a long night, as your tissues will not get enough fresh oxygenated blood.
Signs of Heart Discomfort: Your erection breaks
Erections occur when more blood flows into your penis, making it hard and firm. However, if these blood vessels are damaged, the blood will flow less freely, which means you will rarely get an erection or maintain an erection on arousal. This is one of the main causes of erectile dysfunction.
As Segal explains, if your blood vessels are damaged down there, there is a good chance that even those near your heart will be damaged.
One of the major causes of these blood vessel damage is plaque formation. If this happens in the vessels of your heart, you could risk a heart attack, he says.
Having a unique performance problem is probably not a big deal – it could just mean you are tired or stressed. However, if the problem persists after some sacking sessions, this could be a sign of something more serious.
Signs of Heart Discomfort: Your Leg or Hips Cramp on Walking
A cramp that slowly burns in your calves is moving up to the thighs and hips, could be bad news. This is a common sign of peripheral arterial disease – a narrowing of the arteries that restricts blood flow to the limbs, stomach and head.
This discomfort is caused when insufficient blood flows through the legs. "Most patients admit that they can not travel normal distances without symptoms or have to rest before they can walk without symptoms," says Park.
This discomfort could mean that your heart is at risk for potential problems, too. PAD is similar to coronary heart disease, in which plaque forms around the main blood vessels of the heart. The plaque formation, which contributes to a narrowing of your arteries in your limbs, may also occur in the arteries of the heart, according to the Mayo Clinic.
And this accumulation can significantly increase your risk of a heart attack, Park says.
Signs of heart problems: You have a serious snoring problem.
Snoring like a circular saw that gasps or feels tired even though you may have gone to bed at a decent time all signs that you have sleep apnea, a sleep disorder characterized by respiratory arrest. If left untreated, it could increase the likelihood of a heart attack.
These breathing pauses can seriously strain your body, increase your blood pressure, beat your heart irregularly, and increase the risk of heart disease, says Segal. And all of these things can make a heart attack more likely.