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A Month Before a Heart Attack, Your Body Will Warn you with these 8 Signs

Losing some loved ones by a sudden heart attack is a terrifying and most heartbreaking incident. Thousands of people die every year from a sudden heart attack in the world. Our body indicates many things before it reaches its peak. A heart attack is very jeopardy for our life, and a severe condition that needs frequent medical action and delay of a few minutes can take your breath away.  

Medically, we call it myocardial infractions, when the muscles of the heart get destroyed and unable to supply enough oxygen and blood supply, and the result is a heart attack.

Signs Before A Heart Attack

Luckily, our body gives some signs and indications one month before a heart attack, and here we are displaying eight signs that our body generates. Read them carefully, and maybe a little awareness can save your and other’s life-

1. Excess Fatigue

Excess fatigue and Feeling weakness without any particular reason can be signs of a heart attack. (1)

If you notice you are feeling fatigued without doing heavy tasks even, you are feeling weak after doing the regular chores like bathing or anything like that don’t ignore this and ask an expert about that. 

2. Chest Pain

One of the most common signs before a heart attack is chest pain. (2)It can start from the arms, especially from the left arm and can affect the shoulders, neck.

A person may feel a burning sensation and high pressure on the heart. Sometimes people get confused about which part they are feeling much pain. Never ignore this sign, if you feel this immediately call your doctor.  

3. Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain or disturb stomach, nausea, vomiting, these all are early signs before a heart attack. Though, many other causes can also be responsible without any other reason if you see these all signs you mustn’t ignore them.  

Lack of oxygen and improper blood circulation can produce nausea, pain, and upset stomach, and bloating and women are more likely to affect these signs than men.   

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4. Hair Loss

Though various causes are related to hair loss. But after the age of 60, if you feel sudden hair loss and you are becoming bald is also linked with a heart attack. (4)

5. Difficulty in Breathing

Short breathing or dyspnoea, and bloating, are also symptoms connected with the heart’s health. (5) When your heart is not pumping enough oxygen, it affects the lungs, develops pressure, and you have to make an effort while breathing.

The researchers announced that people feel this sign before four months before a heart attack.

6. Disturb Sleep

Sleeping difficulty or insomnia is also related to early signs before a heart attack. (6)People who suffered from an attack described that they are feeling difficulty and feeling anxiety.

Waking up early without getting proper sleep can also cause due to stress, but if it stays for a long time, your body is indicating something that you should never ignore. 

7. Irregular Heartbeat

Whenever we are nervous or afraid, the heartbeat increases and we can feel it well, but if it happens without any reason and happens often, you should pay attention to that.

Irregular heartbeat or also called arrhythmia mostly happens in women and a sign of panic attack.   

ALSO READ: Warning Signs of a Blood Clot

8. Excess Perspiration

Excess sweating without doing any heavy tasks even if you feel in the night it can be an early sign of a heart attack. (7)

Day sweating is normal if you are feeling hot or drinking excess water but night sweating is not normal, so don’t avoid this sign.

Risk Factors

The risk factors depend on different situations; some of them can be treated, and others can’t.

Heart attack-Risk Factors
Heart attack-Risk Factors

1. Age factor

Most people die with a heart attack that is 65 or older than that. The older you get, the more you have increased the chances of a heart attack. 

2. Heredity and Gender

The studies stated that men are more prone to heart attacks than women. And if your parents died from a heart attack, you can get more likely to generate a heart disease or a sudden heart attack.

3. Smoking

People who are chain-smokers have a high risk of heart attack and heart diseases.

4. Hypertension

High blood pressure is also risky for the heart and puts a strain on heart vessels and nerves and can be a primary reason for strokes, attack, heart failure, and kidney failure.

5. Cholesterol

The increased cholesterol level is never good for our health, and numbers of people have no idea they are eating wrong, and lack of exercise can lead through lousy cholesterol.

6. Triglycerides

This is known as a fat type in the body and combine with lousy cholesterol can have a greater risk of heart failure and blocked valves.

7. Obesity

Obesity can make your heart work harder, and it can decrease the life of a heart and put you in jeopardy.

8. Diabetes

More than 60% of people die every year due to diabetes or increased blood sugar level. Try to maintain the sugar level and take proper medicines.         

9. Stress and Alcohol

Excess consumption of alcohol and depression are not suitable for overall health, and heart’s health is not an exception.

10. Lack of Nutrition

Eating more preservatives, junk foods, fast foods, fried foods, are not suitable for the heart, and a long-time consumption can make your body fat, and other issues can develop. 

Be Sure to Read: Foods that are Bad for your Heart

Dos and Don’t


Add exercise to your routine, eat more fruits and veggies, and take a healthy diet.

For reducing stress, do your favourite tasks, make friends, and stay positive.

Whenever you notice any sign, don’t delay and frequently contact a doctor or call on the emergency number.

Men and women can feel different signs, but the pain and burning sensation remain the same so keep awareness, especially if you are older than 60.

Avoid smoking and alcohol. 

Take proper medicines so treatable causes can be a cure before the condition becomes worse.

Maintain cholesterol and blood sugar levels and have regular checkups.


Don’t feel ashamed or embarrassed if you feel any signs.

Please don’t accept a low lifestyle and try to change it.

Dr Maria

MD. Board Certified physician. Fellowship In Family Medicine UK. 8 years of medical experience in Lifestyle-related health disorders. Graduated from AIIMS – All India Institute Of Medical Science, INDIA

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