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How A Person's Life Changes After A Heart Attack

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Known to be one of the deadliest conditions that can instantly take a person's life, the very word heart attack can make a person get goosebumps, right?

In fact, a survey has claimed that the number of deaths related to heart attacks have been on the rise, in the recent past.

As we may be aware of, heart attacks or cardiac arrests occur when blood clots in the arteries block the flow of blood to the heart, thereby cutting the oxygen supply.

When that happens, the tissues of the heart are rapidly damaged and could lead to an organ failure.

There are a number of factors that contribute to a heart attack such as obesity, unhealthy eating habits, smoking, cardiovascular diseases, high cholesterol, hypertension, etc.

When a person survives a life-threating condition, his/her life takes a drastic turn from that moment on.

The memories of the trauma they went through, the after-effects of the disease, the side effects from the medicine, the fear of relapse, etc, are things that can completely change a person's life.

Hence, have a look at how a person's life changes after he/she survives a heart attack, in this article.


1. They Start Caring For Themselves

After a heart attack, patients usually start to take a better care of themselves and put their health needs first and also make sure that they follow a healthy lifestyle.


2. They Learn To Battle Depression

Usually, survivors of deadly health conditions experience a bout of depression and anxiety, as they fear a relapse. And for those who cannot deal with this, they should consider seeking professional help.


3. They Learn To Deal With Stress

Survivors of a heart attack know that stress can be one of the major causes for the condition, so they take steps to reduce stress and stay calmer.


4. They Learn To Accept

Patients who have gone through a major heart attack, eventually, accept that their body may have suffered some irreversible damages and that they may never be as healthy as before!


5. They Start Eating Healthy

Survivors of a heart attack become more self-aware and ensure that they make healthy changes to their diet and also maintain a healthy lifestyle by making an effort to quit smoking, drinking, etc.


6. They Look For A Shoulder To Lean On

After a heart attack, survivors tend to seek an emotional support from their family and friends, so that they do not have to go through the ordeal alone.


7. They Start Appreciating Life

Survivors of a cardiac arrest learn to appreciate the little joys of life, as they would have come very close to losing their lives and their loved ones!

Read more about: heart attack, diet, exercise, depression
Story first published: Friday, July 29, 2016, 18:30 [IST]
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