Heart attacks happen when an artery supplying your heart with blood and oxygen becomes blocked, usually by a blood clot. The most common underlying cause of blood clots is coronary heart disease (CHD), a process whereby coronary arteries (the major blood vessels that supply the heart with blood) become clogged with deposits of cholesterol. These deposits are called plaques.
Breaking out into a sudden sweat for no apparent reason is actually a common symptom of a heart attack but many are unaware of this.
Sweating profusely when you don’t have a fever and are not exerting yourself or in a hot environment – especially if accompanied by other symptoms including light-headedness, shortness of breath, nausea, or chest pain – may be a symptom of a heart attack.
Excessive sweating is one of the earliest warning signs of a heart attack.
If some of the body’s arteries are clogged with fatty deposits, the heart needs to work harder to make sure blood is pumped around the body.
The result is excessive sweating and is a symptom of a heart attack.
The most common heart attack signs include severe chest pain, having a radiating pain in your arm, and suddenly feeling very dizzy.
But you can lower your risk of a heart attack by making some small diet or lifestyle changes.
Eating a healthy, balanced diet will lower your chances of fatty deposits in your arteries.
If you think you, or someone you know, may be having a heart attack, it’s crucial that you dial 999 straight away.