In India, there is a rapid increase in heart attacks among people between the ages of 25 and 55. In the past 20 years, the number of heart attacks has doubled to 25 percent in people under the age of 40. This happens due to a sedentary lifestyle, hypertension or stress, lack of exercise, drinking, smoking, poor diet and lack of proper sleep.
Cardiologists say a heart attack usually happens when a blood clot blocks blood flow to the heart. The symptoms may include abnormal heartbeat and chest pain that usually starts in the center of your chest and radiates to other parts of the body, such as arms, neck, jaw, and ears.
Silent myocardial infarction (SMI) is a condition in which the symptoms of a heart attack are so mild and brief that you may not realize you have had a heart attack. That’s why it’s called a silent heart attack. According to the Harvard Health Journal, men may feel fatigue or physical discomfort and think it may be due to overwork, poor sleep or a general age-related ache or pain. Likewise, other symptoms of a silent heart attack include mild pain in the throat or chest, which can be confused with gastric reflux, indigestion, and heartburn.
Dr. G. Ramesh, Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Yashoda Hospital, suggests that many young people go to the gym without pre-cardiac monitoring and even take supplements and exercise heavily with weights, which increase the thickness of the heart wall and prevent blood clots that result in a heart attack.
There are signs of a heart attack that people should be aware of, such as feeling hot and sweating, anxiety, looking gray or pale, and shortness of breath. Other signs of a heart attack include dizziness, fatigue, vomiting, light-headedness, and shoulder pain.
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