An unhealthy diet and a stressful lifestyle are bad in themselves, but that’s not all. They almost always lead to heart attacks. In the last couple of years these have became the number one reason for death all across the world.

Protect your heart by living a healthier lifestyle – eat fruits and vegetables, sleep 8 hours every night and lower the amount stress. Also, pay attention to the signals your body give you. Usually, a month before a heart attack you will begin to show symptoms of heart failuire:

1. Shortness of breath

Your heart won’t be able to pass the blood and oxygen that the lungs need and you will feel like you’re out of breath. If this occurs, contact your physician at once.

2. Cold and flu symptoms

It might make you thing you just have a flu, but if you have any other of these symptoms with it, this might be serious.

3. Chest pressure

This might be the clearest sign that you will have a heart attack soon. Contact a doctor if you have chest pain or pressure.

4. Weakness

Just as the lungs don’t get the blood and oxygen they need when the heart is week, so do the muscles. Therefore, if you experience constant fatigue and weakness, consult your physician.

5. Cold sweats and dizziness

Poor circulation disrupts the proper blood flow to the brain, which is crucial for the proper functioning of the brain.

6. Sleepiness

If you still feel sleepy and tired after resting enough and this is an ongoing thing this might be because not enough blood is pumped into the heart.

Prevention of heart attacks is very important; noticing and treating the above mentioned symptoms timely, will significantly lower the chances for heart attacks.