Does your body warn you before a heart attack?
There are some early symptoms which may suggest an impending heart attack. They are chest pain or discomfort which may feel like pressure, squeezing, fullness and pain may radiate to one or both arms, back, neck jaw along with Shortness of breath, sweating, nausea, light-headedness or fainting, upper abdominal discomfort, unsual fatigue, vomiting.
Pressure or tightness in the chest, pain in the chest, back, jaw, and other areas of the upper body that lasts more than a few minutes or that goes away and comes back, shortness of breath
Symptoms which show that pancreas are affected include pain abdomen, nausea, vomiting, loose stools, jaundice, fever and increased blood sugar level. If it becomes chronic then weight loss, malnutrition is observed.
Lower abdominal pain in females is mostly due to gastrointestinal and genito-urinary conditions such as urinary infection, kidney stones, appendicitis, Irritable bowel syndrome, Endometriosis, Dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain) and ovulation pain. You need to watch for additional symptoms such as burning urine, frequent urination, blood in urine, loose motions, constipation, bloating, vomiting and site of pain to know the cause.
Any chest pain needs physical examination by a doctor and tests to know the cause. On a general note, if chest pain is associated with heart burn, abdominal bloating, belching then it may be due to gastritis which may be managed at home. If chest pain is sudden, radiating to left arm/ shoulder and is associated with sweating, breathing issue then it may be due to a cardiac condition which needs immediate hospital visit. Sometimes, atypical presentation like a person who had mild chest pain with vomiting was tested and found to be having a heart attack on ECG. Hence, every chest pain need a doctor's consultation.
It can be due to heart attack or gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. When a person is obese or have a lax esophageal sphincter there is a chance for stomach juices to get reflexed upto esophagus, causing burning pain or tightness in the middle of the chest.