Heart Attacks Can Be Predicted Before It Happens: Your Hair Will Warn You

Heart attack or myocardial infarction is the leading cause of death worldwide, according to WHO.

Myocardial infarction is usually manifested by severe chest pain and tightness in the chest.

This can extend to the arms, shoulders, jaw, neck or back.

Other signs may also accompany the main symptom that is good to know:

- Breathlessness

- Nausea and vomiting

- Dizziness

- Sweating

- Palpitations

- Dizziness

Moreover, scientific studies have demonstrated that it is possible to detect a heart attack in advance, from the hair!


A study by Canadian scientists, says that myocardial infarction can be detected several months in advance, from the hair. Hair is sensitive to chronic stress, a factor that undoubtedly contributes to the risk of heart attacks.

The scientists, who studied the effect of chronic stress (work or financial and marital problems …) on our health, have discovered for the first time a biomarker that can predict a heart attack months in advance by evaluating the rate of the hormone stress (cortisol) in the hair.

These Western University researchers have studied hair samples from 56 men who have suffered heart attacks, they compared the hair to men who have never suffered from this cardiovascular problem, but had other health disorders.

The result of the study showed that the men’s hair affected by a heart attack contained high levels of cortisol.

Normally, cortisol level is measured in blood, urine or saliva, but these analyzes show the stress rate in the last hours or days and do not allow the doctors to know the effect of stress over a long period unlike the hair that grows each month. Thus, a 6 inch lock of hair can help the doctors to know the stress level for several months.

Remember, the study has been conducted on men. Further scientific research including women should be carried out to better understand the subject.