Some of the common things that really do trigger heart attacks, have been revealed and they will interest you.
The heart is like the engine of the human body. Just like a car loses mechanical power to move when the engine is switched off, the same happens to the body when the heart shuts down, and death occurs within minutes as oxygen is cut off from cells and tissues. From the moment the heart of a foetus in the womb begins to beat, it continues to do so for life, even if the person lives as long as Methuselah. But in some instances, the heart can suddenly stop beating as a result of what doctors call heart attack.
A heart attack happens when the flow of oxygenated blood (i.e. blood rich in oxygen) to a section of heart muscle suddenly becomes blocked and the heart can’t get oxygen. If blood flow isn’t restored quickly, the section of heart muscle begins to die.
In most cases, what causes heart attack is coronary heart disease (CHD). It is also called coronary artery disease. CHD is a condition in which a waxy substance called plaque builds up inside the coronary arteries, leading to a condition called atherosclerosis. These arteries supply oxygenated blood to the heart. The buildup of plaque occurs over many years.
Eventually, an area of plaque can rupture (break open) inside of an artery. This causes a blood clot to form on the plaque’s surface. If the clot becomes large enough, it can mostly or completely block blood flow through a coronary artery.
If the blockage isn’t treated quickly, the portion of heart muscle fed by the artery begins to die. Healthy heart tissue is replaced with scar tissue. This heart damage may not be obvious, or it may cause severe or long-lasting problems.
Heart attack is a life a life-threatening emergency that has often resulted in death. It all too often happens so fast without prior warning or at best the person may feel an early sign, which the victim terribly misinterprets and dismisses as a minor transient incident.
Surprisingly, a number of ordinary things have been identified as possible causes of heart attack. Please on…
1. Lack of sleep
You’ll feel grumpy and tired if you don’t get enough sleep on a regular basis, but it can raise your risk of a heart attack, too. In one study, researchers found that people who usually slept fewer than 6 hours a night were twice as likely to have a heart attack as those who slept 6 to 8. Doctors aren’t sure exactly why this is, but they do know that losing sleep can raise your blood pressure and lead to inflammation. Neither of those is good for your heart.