A heart attack is a health condition where there is a sudden blockage of the coronary artery.

The result of this is no blood supply to the heart and death of the heart muscle.

The major cause for a heart attack is the lifestyle that the person leads. Stress and unhealthy foods consumed in large amounts lead to a heart attack. Other factors can raise the chances of experiencing a heart attack. Those factors are:

  • High blood pressure levels
  • Diabetes
  • Sedentary life
  • Obesity
  • High cholesterol
  • Smoking
  • Family history

However, people can prevent the occurrence of this deadly health condition. First, they need to recognize the signs that their bodies give. These signs and symptoms can occur even 30 days before the heart attack.

            Here are some of the signs that the body gives you 30 days before having a heart attack:

  • Pressure in the chest

            The feeling of pressure or pain in the chest area is a sign of a heart attack. In fact, this is the most frequent sign of this health condition. Pain can also be experienced in other parts of the body, such as the back, the shoulders and the arms.

  • Shortness of breath

            The heart is connected to the lungs, so a problem in one of these organs will affect the other as well. The lungs also don’t get enough oxygen and you may experience shortness of breath if a heart attack is approaching.

  • Weakness

            If the coronary artery is blocked as well as the other arteries, the other parts of the body, including the muscles, don’t get enough blood. This results in weakness in the muscles and the whole body.

  • Dizziness

            When there is not enough supply of blood to the brain due to blockage of the blood vessels, dizziness may be the result.

  • Fatigue

            Improper blood flow may also lead to fatigue or tiredness.

  • Cold and flu symptoms

            Symptoms similar to those of a cold and flu may indicate a heart attack. They appear shortly before the heart attack.