Heart Attack Warning Signs: Here Are The 5 Symptoms Visible On The Skin

Some signs appear on your skin before heart attacks or heart diseases. By recognizing these signs, if you start treatment at the right time, you can avoid heart attacks. Learn the signs of a heart attack or pre-symptomatic symptoms. 

Tavishi Dogra
Written by: Tavishi DograUpdated at: Jul 21, 2019 00:00 IST
Heart Attack Warning Signs: Here Are The 5 Symptoms Visible On The Skin

Do you know that heart attack is the cause of the maximum deaths worldwide? If you look at the data, 17 crore 65 lakhs people died due to a heart attack in 2016. In subsequent years, cases of a heart attack have also increased manifold. Have you ever thought why so many people die from heart diseases? There are 2 reasons for this-

First of all, it's because of the eating habits of people. It has worsened and therefore nowadays most people suffer from fatal diseases such as 

  • high blood pressure 
  • cholesterol growth 
  • obesity
  • risk of heart attack

The second reason is that people do not understand the signs of the heart attack. If they could detect the signs then they can take action (in the form of treatment) at the right time. 

Generally, people believe that a heart attack is just a sign of severe pain in the chest. But you may be surprised to know that some signs/indications appear in the body just before the heart attack, which we do not pay attention to. These signs can be due to the severe heart health complications and it can also be a symptom that your heart may stop working soon, i.e. you may get a heart attack. Therefore, you should know the symptoms so that you can avoid serious and deadly diseases such as heart attack and heart failure.

Yellow-white rash or wax-like skin

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Have you ever noticed a wax-like skin over people's eyes? It can be of white or yellow color rash close to eyes. This is a sign of increasing cholesterol in your body. In some people's eyes, this skin looks like frozen wax. Apart from the eyes, such a rash may also be visible behind your palms and feet. If you do not control cholesterol even after this hint then you may be at risk of a heart attack.

Blue or purple marks on the skin

If you see a sudden change of skin color in some part of the body, be careful, because it is a sign of your unhealthy heart. These symptoms appear in blue or purple color most. The skin change also is seen on the feet and soles. A blue or purple mark on the skin means that the blood is frozen in your body or any particular organ and is not getting enough oxygen. Due to the accumulation of blood in the arteries, the arteries are blocked, which can cause a heart attack.

Blue or purple marks under the nails

If you suddenly start seeing blue or purple marks beneath your nails, then it's time to be careful. Such marks in the nails can be a sign of heart disease. Although such marks can also be seen due to injury, but if you do not remember any such injury, contact the doctor immediately.

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