Men are usually entrapped and prone to heart attacks due to the mental and physical stress they take out of their lifestyles today. Coronary artery disease is a major health issue for men, and men are more likely to have heart attacks than women. Not only are men at a greater risk of heart attack; they also tend to have it early in life, starting at age 45 but on average, between the ages 63 and 65. Let us try to know all about it.
1 Heart attack; what is it?
Let us discuss it in a very simple way. As we all know, the heart supplies blood all over the body; it purifies the blood and then supplies it all over again. In addition, the heart requires a constant supply of blood to be alive. When the heart does not get blood due to blocked or narrowed arteries, then a person suffers from a heart attack.
2 What happens during a heart attack? Know its symptoms
The symptoms of heart attack differ from person to person. It is not necessary that you will have the same symptoms you had last time. Symptoms vary from very subtle to very vigorous pain. Sometimes, you do not even know you have had an attack. The symptoms were zero, and this kind of attack is referred to as “silent attack.” Whereas, in a vigorous attack, symptoms for men are described as follows:
The typical male symptom is a devasting pain behind the breastbone, also called the sternum. This pain moves to the arms, often the left arm, and goes towards the back, shoulders or jaw. The patient breaks out in sweat and may pass urine without his concern. This pain lasts for several minutes, may fade for sometime, and then comes back again.
Heart attack is a serious problem and a killer one. Many people die of heart attack every year because of ignorance. If you are with someone who seems to be having an attack, or if you are possibly having it, you should never delay and rush to the emergency room even if it eventually turns out to be a false alarm.
3 Causes of heart attack; how do you know?
Developing a heart attack is a slow process. There are many factors why a person suffers from a heart attack. Check the list below and know if you are at risk.
- Unhygienic lifestyle
- Having an irregular routine
- Unhealthy food habits
- Regular intake of oily and spicy food
- Heavy mental and physical stress
- Taking certain drugs regularly
- Smoking regularly
- Exposure to extremely cold climate
- Regularly experiencing fluctuating emotional stress or pain