You would not want your worst enemies, especially women, to suffer from massive heart attacks simply because these are fatal conditions.
Plus, studies have shown that women are more than likely to suffer from more serious forms of and/or die from heart attacks than their male counterparts for yet unknown reasons. So, if you are a woman reading this now, beware of your higher risks.
So, what exactly causes heart attacks and symptoms of massive heart attack,sudden massive heart attack massive or not? Well, studies have found out that there are two main causes. Either you have coronary heart disease caused by the buildup of cholesterol in your heart's arteries or you suffered from spasms in the heart causing the shutdown of the muscles particularly in drug use.
Thus, you will observe that both are almost always the cause of bad lifestyle habits although it must be emphasized that congenital heart diseases and old age are also considered as determinants of massive heart attacks.
Fortunately, there are preventive measures against heart attacks. Again, the emphasis is on lifestyle habits since the health of the heart, or the lack thereof, is a testament to the way you have been taking care of the rest of your body. Of course, this is with the assumption you have no congenital heart disease in the first place.
Plus, do take note that these preventive measures also apply as complementary curative treatment measures when you have survived a heart attack. Indeed, prevention is always better than the cure in many ways!
* Stop smoking, be it in terms of first-hand or secondhand smoke. Nicotine and other carcinogenic substances in tobacco will damage your arteries. This is the first and most important thing you can do to prevent massive heart attacks from endangering your life and the lives of your family. You also need to control, if not completely eliminate, your consumption of alcoholic beverages.
* Always go for your regular medical checkups so as to control your cholesterol and blood pressure levels and other underlying medical conditions such as diabetes. Medications also go a long way towards treatment, if you must know.
* Maintain your healthy weight. If you do, your heart will not be working too hard in pumping blood to the rest of your body and, hence, avoid straining it to the point of a heart attack. There are many things you can do to maintain your weight, two of the most important of which are to engage in moderate exercise on a daily basis and to adopt a healthy diet consisting of fresh fruits and vegetables, lean protein sources especially oily fishes, whole grains, nuts and seeds.
* Manage your stress. Again, the point is to lessen strains on your heart, be it in terms of the physical or the emotional aspects.
Now, just assuming that you have suffered from one too many massive heart attacks and yet still managed to live the tale, then it makes sense to assume that your doctor made the right decisions in treating you as soon as you entered the emergency room. Still, why wait to suffer from a heart attack when you can avoid them through lifestyle changes?