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If you’re feeling this for no obvious reason could be the early warning signs of a Heart attack, Say Experts

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Knowing the early warning signs of the deadly condition ahead of time could save your life from a heart attack.

Early spotting of heart disease is one of the most crucial tools in preventing serious heart-related outcomes—including heart attack but the symptoms usually don’t develop overnight.

Sometimes “many cases present with extremely atypical symptoms,” says Kristin Hughes, MD, a board-certified emergency medicine physician in Chicago.

If you are feeling queasy and suddenly notice you are drenched in sweat, it could be a warning sign that you are experiencing a heart attack warns Steven Reisman, MD, a cardiologist at New York Cardiac Diagnostic Center.

“Usually a drenching sweat can also occur with chest pain,” Dr. Reisman points out. 

According to experts from the Mayo Clinic, cold sweating is a sign you may be at risk.

Sweating or feeling clammy could be caused by heart disease, warned the agency.

It’s very normal to feel sweaty after doing exercise, or on a particularly hot day.

But suddenly sweating for no obvious reason may be a sign of a heart attack.

It’s more likely to be caused by heart disease if the sweating is accompanied by a sudden pain in your chest.

“And those of us in the ER are well trained to spot these common presentations,” adds Dr. Hughes.

“But what symptoms can we look out for that might indicate a potential heart problem?

“Working up a sweat when you’ve been to the gym or because it’s a really hot day, is nothing to worry about.

“But feeling hot and clammy along with chest pains is a sign that you should call an ambulance.”

Sweating more than usual especially if a person hasn’t been exercising or being active is an indication of a potential heart problem.

Pumping blood through clogged arteries takes more effort from the heart, so the body sweats more to try to keep the body temperature down during the extra exertion.

If a person also experiences cold sweats or clammy skin, then they should consult a doctor.

Babylon GP Dr. Keith Grimes warns of three other lifestyle factors increasing a person’s risk of the deadly condition.


“The drug has become much more commonly used yet remains dangerous,” he added.

One little known adverse effect is that it can cause a heart attack, even in otherwise healthy first time users.


Dr Grimes said:

We are understanding more about how air pollution can increase your risk of heart attacks.

You can avoid heavily polluted routes and consider a mask, alongside having a healthy diet.


There is some evidence that covid19 can cause damage to the heart, which persists after recovery.

This is not clear right now, but as we are seeing with patients with ‘Long COVID’ heart health might be affected in those that have the disease.

Continuing to take steps to reduce your risk of getting COVID makes sense.

Image Credit: Getty

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