Friday, February 27, 2015

Early Warning Signs and Symptoms of Heart Attack in Men

A couple days ago, my husband came home from work at around 10:00 a.m which was unusual. Immediately he told me that he was going to the Emergency room for a check up. He thought that he was going to have a heart attack. That morning while getting himself for work, he felt weird in his body. He was light headed and felt dizzy and he also felt a tingly sensation in his left arm that kind of going through all his body. Though it disappeared but it happened again when he was at worked at around 9:00 a.m. and that's when he decided to go home.

We went to our daughter's school to picked her up. When we got to the emergency room, were fortunately as we did not wait too long which was most of the time is the case. We are thankful and grateful to hubby's doctor and nurses for being so attentive. They did the blood works, CT, MRI, X-Ray twice and ECG for his heart. When all the results came back, it was all negative which made us so happy and so thakful to GOD! :)

I am so proud of my husband for not waiting until his situation get worst. His dad past away because of a heart problem. I could tell that my husband was really scaredt though his symptoms was so mild compared to other people with a heart problem. 

So, if you feel something weird or not normal to your health. Don't think twice, see your doctor, make an appointment and get those answers and exams. Prevention is always better than  cure.
So, here below are the symptoms and signs for heart attack in men. I thought men and women would have the same signs but I was wrong.
  • pain, fullness, and/or squeezing sensation of the chest;
  • jaw pain, toothache, headache;
  • shortness of breath;
  • nausea, vomiting, and/or general epigastric (upper middle abdomen) discomfort;
  • sweating;
  • heartburn and/or indigestion;
  • arm pain (more commonly the left arm, but may be either arm);
  • upper back pain;
  • general malaise (vague feeling of illness); and
  • no symptoms (approximately one quarter of all heart attacks are silent, without chest pain or new symptoms and silent heart attacks are especially common among patients with diabetes mellitus).