Most people believe that they are too young and healthy to worry diseases that are associated with the elderly. However, there are several people who end up suffering from a heart attack without knowing it. This is why it is important to be aware of the symptoms in case of an emergency. This way, you will be prepared for the unexpected.
Heart Attack Symptoms for Younger People in an Emergency
Although heart attacks are usually associated with older people, it has also affected people in their 20s and 30s. Some believe it is just mere discomfort since they are not aware of the symptoms. With that in mind, it is best to be aware of the signs especially during an emergency.
- Pain or discomfort in the upper body. Some believe pain in the left side of the body could mean a heart attack. However, it could affect other parts of the upper body as well.
- Shortness of breath. If the pain comes with some difficulty in breathing, you are likely to be suffering from a heart attack. This is one of the most common symptoms for younger people so watch out for it during an emergency.
- Lightheadedness and cold sweats. Although it doesn’t usually come together, people may notice that they feel lightheaded while getting cold sweats. If you experience these signs, it would be best to be prepared.
Being aware of the heart attack symptoms in an emergency is important. However, it is even better if you know what to do in this situation. Edway Training offers Provide First Aid HLTAID003 courses in Sydney CBD, Seven Hills, and Mona Vale NSW. Book now and be ready for any emergency.
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