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Po-Chang Hsu, M.D.
Dr. Hsu received his medical degree from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, and holds a Master’s of Science degree from both Harvard University and Tufts University. Outside of the medical profession, Dr. Hsu loves to write, learn new languages, and travel.
June 21, 2021
As the leading cause of death in the United States, heart attacks are a serious condition that must be monitored and prevented. Men are just as likely as women to suffer heart attacks. However, the symptoms they experience are slightly different from those experienced by women.
If you think you might be having a heart attack, call 911 immediately.
Typical heart attack symptoms in men are:
Now we will go into depth about heart attack symptoms in men. The early signs of a heart attack in men include:
These are the main heart attack symptoms in men. These symptoms start slowly but gradually get more and more intense before hitting a climax.
If you or someone you care about is exhibiting these heart attack symptoms in men, get to a hospital as soon as possible. Remember that the earlier you begin to treat a heart attack, the higher chances you have to survive it.
A mini heart attack quite simply feels like a mild heart attack. Instead of the intense, stabbing pain that heart attack patients suffer from, mini heart attacks experience mild chest pain and other heart attack symptoms.
Mini heart attack symptoms in men include but are not limited to:
The four main signs of an oncoming heart attack are very mild, hardly noticeable versions of the primary heart attack symptoms in men.
The two most common early signs that are also heart attack symptoms include:
However, the other two symptoms tend to vanish when the heart attack begins. These include:
The reason behind these symptoms is not fully understood. Nausea could be the body’s response to elevated heart rates. The body may think that you have ingested something poisonous, and it’s attempting to remove it.
General discomfort is likely due to inadequate oxygen levels reaching different parts of the body, resulting in strange feelings around the body.
In general, both men and women experience similar heart attack symptoms. There are a few heart attack symptoms that are unique to women. Aside from those, the signs of an impending heart attack are the same for both sexes.
According to the Marshfield Clinic, there are a couple of signs to determine whether someone is experiencing cardiac arrest:
If you think someone is having a heart attack but aren’t sure, it’s always better to err on the side of caution and call 911 as soon as possible.
The best course of action to avoid heart attacks is to lead a healthy lifestyle that minimizes your risk of developing coronary heart diseases. Managing your visceral fat, mitigating arterial damage, and keeping a close eye on your blood pressure are keys for having a healthy heart.
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PlushCare offers heart disease treatment services all online. You can have virtual consultations with doctors, receive ongoing medical care, and even get prescription medication.
Typically, hypertension medication or cholesterol medication is prescribed to manage heart disease. Doctors at PlushCare can prescribe you medication online, give refills when you run out, and manage ongoing conditions with you.
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