Signs And Symptoms Of Heart Attack?
Hello, sorry, I want to ask me in the past two days, I just experienced the characteristics of a heart attack, whether to find out if I have a heart attack or not, should I be checked directly by a specialist or can I go to the nearest health center or clinic first? Thank you
Wa alaikumsalam, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Heart attack is a condition of lack of blood flow to the heart caused by a buildup of fat, cholesterol or other substances. Symptoms of a heart attack include shortness of breath, pain or pain in the chest especially in the left side, feeling weak and dizzy, and very restless.
Among the risk factors for heart attack include:
High blood sugar levels or diabetes High blood pressure or hypertension Smoking Excess weight or obesity Frequently eat fatty foods
But of course, further examination is needed to find out this because there are other conditions that are similar to heart attacks, namely panic attacks and stomach pain / ulcers. Regarding your question, it is actually free and it is your right whether you want to start the examination from the nearest health center first, or want to go directly to a heart and blood vessel specialist. Everything is good and nothing is wrong because it is your right as a patient. However, if you use health insurance, there are usually certain rules that make you unable to choose. For example BPJS, which requires you to undergo tiered examinations starting from the lowest health service facilities such as health centers, except in emergency situations.
Your doctor will do a history dig, physical examination and support, at least in the form of an EKG or heart record to rule out this possibility. Meanwhile, our advice is to avoid strenuous activities, maintain ideal body weight, keep blood sugar levels and blood pressure within normal limits by adopting a healthy lifestyle by staying away from cigarette smoke, stress, and consuming nutrient-rich foods such as vegetables and fruit. We wish you and your family good health.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa