Heart attacks happen when an artery supplying your heart with blood and oxygen becomes blocked, usually by a blood clot. The most common underlying cause of blood clots is coronary heart disease (CHD), a process whereby coronary arteries (the major blood vessels that supply the heart with blood) become clogged with deposits of cholesterol. Experiencing sweating with no valid reason could mean you may be in danger.
A study of 1,073 heart attack patients hospitalized for heart attack found that though many individuals ignored the usual symptoms of heart attack, if sweating occurred, patients were less likely to delay treatment.
Dr Ryan added: “Bells should ring off if a person suddenly starts sweating profusely.
“They shouldn’t think they have the flu.
“If they don’t have a fever, then they should start to think about something else.”
Patients with the shortest delays in seeking treatment had the most symptoms and were more likely to have chest and upper extremity pain, indigestion, nausea, shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness, weakness, and fatigue, she explains.
How to prevent having a heart attack
Eating an unhealthy diet that is high in fat is absolute no-no, according to the NHS.
As the health body explains, a high-fat diet will make hardening of the arteries worse and increase your risk of a heart attack.
Instead, you should aim to follow a Mediterranean-style diet, which is high in unsaturated fat, says the health body.
A Mediterranean-style diet consists of eating more bread, fruit, vegetables and fish, and less meat.