February is Heart Disease Awareness month. These diseases are very prominent within our population and can cause death within a blink of an eye. We know that heart attacks typically present with the classic left sided chest pain that goes down the left arm but that isn’t all. Heart attacks can show itself quite different in everyone.
Here are are signs and symptoms of heart attack:
-Chest Pain - radiating to neck, jaw, back or left arm
-Upper Abdominal pain
-Shortness of breath
These symptoms usually present suddenly without a warning but in some cases they can be mild and may gradually worsen.
Dont ignore these signs and symptoms when/if they occur as they can make a difference between life and death.
Talk to your doctor if you have ever or is currently experiencing any of these symptoms.