In this article, I will share some ways to prevent heart attack. First of all, I will tell you about the causes of a heart attack.
Then we will discuss the heart attack symptoms before heart attack , and finally, I will explain how to prevent heart attack and heart disease prevention and treatment.
Many people ask a question how to prevent heart attack in 10 seconds or within minutes or some people tell you about tricks like 7 second trick to prevent heart attack. I think you can not prevent it in some minutes. Please don’t believe on such things.
You can stop it by doing heart attack first aid on yourself if you have heart attack, but in severe cases you can’t do anything. So, try to prevent it earlier.
So here are some causes of heart attack:
A heart attack occurs when one or more coronary arteries become blocked. Now I will tell you why these arteries become blocked and what you can do to prevent heart attack:
The chances of a heart attack over time increases. Men at the age of 45 or older and women at the age of 55 or greater have great chances of a heart attack.
The main reason for building up of these deposits is food. We eat such food that is the cause of these deposits. I will discuss it later.
Another thing is that as we get older, our arteries become hard, and it is the cause of high blood pressure.
It doesn’t means that if you are old you can not prevent heart attack. I will discuus it in prevention section.
According to Chris Courtenay Williams:
My advice to anybody who has had a heart attack is not to simply think that that’s the end. Life can continue on normally afterwards
As i discussed earlier we eat such a food that is not good for heart health. You can eat such a food but up to a limit.
Huge amount of sugar, salt and fats increase the chances of arteries blockage. Here are some more foods that are bad for heart:
- Red meat
- Baked Goods
Read more about 16 Foods That Are Bad for Your Heart.
These saturated fats make our blood thick over time, which can block our walls of heart and risks of heart attack increases.
So, first look at your diet to prevent heart attack. I will explain it in ways to prevent section that how to prevent heart attack with food.
Smoking damages the every part of our body. The chemicals in tobacco harm your blood vessels and also damage the function of heart.
This damage to the heart can cause a disease called atherosclerosis. In this disease a waxy substance builds up in arteries called plaque. Plaque further causes problems like hardness of arteries and also narrows our arteries.
When the arteries are narrow and hard, flow of oxygen to parts of body also decreases, and it is the major cause of heart diseases.
Lack of Physical Activities
As i discussed earlier, over time the pumping of our heart decreases. The functioning of our heart also decreases.
Another thing is that over time the fatty deposits in our body also builds up. If we don’t do exercise or any other physical activity, these deposits increases day by day.
To prevent heart attack you have to focus on your physical activities
Family History of Heart Attacks
If your family have had earlier heart attacks like parents , siblings or grandparents then you have higher chances of heart attack.
So, your heart need more care. You have to do such a things that can improve your heart health.
So to prevent heart disease and stroke you need to change your life to decrease the chances of heart attack.
High Blood Pressure and heart attack
High blood pressure forces your heart to pump blood more harder. This thing damages the parts of our heart, and it increases the chances of heart diseases.
The main reasons of high blood pressure are:
- Lack of physical activity.
- salty and fatty food
- Too much alcohol consumption
These are some risk factors that can cause heart attack. If you want to know more about it then visit nhs.uk .Now we will discuss about the symptoms of heart attack:
Symptoms Before Heart Attack
If you have the following heart attack symptoms it means you have greater chances of heart attack. If you want to prevent heart attack you have to do a good care:
- Shortness of breath
- Cold sweat
- Chest pain (mostly)
- Nausea, Indigestion, Heartburn, or Stomach Pain
Read more about Never Ignore These 11 Heart Symptoms
Not everyone has same symptoms. Most common symptoms are chest pain, stomach pain etc. If you have any of above symptoms then first of all visit a doctor as soon as possible.
Some people has even no symptoms. So if you feel any discomfort in your chest then visit a doctor.
Ways to prevent Heart Attack
Visit a doctor First
I already discussed some symptoms. If you have any of these symptoms then first of all visit a doctor as soon as possible.
I will discuss some other ways to prevent heart attack, but these things recover your heart over time slowly. You can not prevent heart attack in 10 sec or minutes.
If you have symptoms you don’t know that your heart is in severe condition or not. So, the only way to check this is to visit a doctor.
The doctor will check your heart and tell you about the condition of your heart. Maybe you are too late, doctor has to do an operation or maybe you will be recover with medicines.
Take your medicines regularly in order to prevent heart attack.
Take healthy food to Prevent Heart Attack
In this section I will tell you about how to prevent heart attack with food.
Food is a major factor in prevention of heart attack. Believe me if you take such food which is not making your blood thick and have low fats you can prevent heart attack easily.
Try to take fresh vegetables and boil food. Foods good for heart health is: Whole Grains, Berries, Avocados, Fatty Fish and Fish Oil, Walnuts. 15 Incredibly Heart-Healthy Foods .
Don’t eat too much. Its not good for your whole body. The extra food that you eat deposits in your body if you don’t do any Physical activity after taking meal.
The extra food is the cause of blockage of arteries and also it narrows our arteries which causes lack of oxygen.
If you are taking such a food that is good for heart health, believe me you have no need of medicines after some weeks
Over time the pumping of blood from body to heart decreases. To maintain the flow exercise regularly. It also helps to excrete extra fats from our body.
The extra saturated fats are the cause of blockage of arteries. So, try to do any physical activity daily.
Try to exercise in the morning, because fresh air is available in morning which is good for your health.
Don’t sit after lunch or dinner, go far a walk daily after lunch and dinner. When you eat and walk after sometime, the food digests easily and the extra food excretes immediately.
Don’t be lazy. Read more about Overcome Laziness: Reasons and Ways to Overcome Laziness
Don’t Smoke and limit Alcohol
As I discussed earlier smoking causes Plaque which hardens our arteries and flow of oxygen is affected.
If you are a heart patient then don’t smoke. Smoking is also a cause of high blood pressure which is a big cause of heart attack.
Alcohol also causes high blood pressure. It also add extra calories to your body and your weight increases.
Men shouldn’t take more than two alcoholic drinks per day, and for women have no more than one per day.
Some Other Ways to Prevent Heart Attack
- Don’t take too much stress: Try to become peaceful. Inner peace is important for a heart patient. Read more about How to Find Inner Peace: 15 Ways to Get Inner Peace
- Manage diabetes
- get enough sleep i.e minimum 8 hours
- Control your blood pressure
- Control your weight
- Keep your cholesterol and triglyceride levels under control
Read more about Heart Attack.
I hope after reading the whole blog you have knowledge about causes of heart attack, heart attack symptoms and ways to prevent heart attack.
The main thing you have to focus on is your food. If you take a balance diet you have no problem at all like high blood pressure, weight etc.
If you are old then don’t think that you can not prevent heart attack. If you are a young person then focus on ways to prevent heart attack now, so that when you are older you will remain fit.
I again repeat that if you are young or an old person just focus on your diet and believe me you have no disease at all.
So, just focus on the ways to prevent heart attack and specially on food, follow them and after some months you will become fit.
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