As you know, heart disease can get worse very quickly. So, if you notice that you have symptoms of heart disease, you mustn’t wait to have it checked out.
Of course, you can’t do that unless you know what the symptoms of heart disease are. That’s where we come in.
Today, we’re going to help you stay healthy and safe against heart disease by listing the most common warning signs below. Browse through this list so that you can learn to recognize these symptoms before it’s too late.
Also, if you notice any of these signs, don’t even wait to finish the list. That very moment, schedule an appointment with your physician.
1. Constant Exhaustion
Your heart has to work harder when you perform rigorous physical activities. That’s why your heart beats faster and you get out-of-breath when you exercise. You’ll also find that you get winded more easily when you don’t exercise often enough.
But do you find that, more and more, you get out-of-breath from simple activities, like walking? This means your heart is struggling to do its job. If you experience this symptom, get to a doctor immediately, especially if you have a family history with heart disease.
2. Chest Pain
Another symptom is frequent chest pain, especially when the pain lasts for several minutes. It might also be accompanied by dizziness/lightheadedness.
If it is a heart issue, it’s more likely to happen during physical activity. But it can happen while you’re at rest as well.
Regardless of whether it’s a heart issue, you should have chest pain checked out. Hopefully, it’s something less severe than heart disease, like a panic attack. You still need to have it treated, though.
3. Pain That Migrates Toward Your Left Side
During a heart attack, you’ll feel pain all over the left half of your body. If your chest pain starts migrating toward your left side, call 911.
4. Irregular Heartbeat
You should know your own heartbeat well enough to tell when there’s a problem. However, most of us hardly ever take the time to pay attention to it.
If you find you’re experiencing one of these other symptoms, take a moment to check your heartbeat. Or, simply do this while you’re at rest.
Is your heart misbehaving? For instance, is it beating rapidly even though you’re resting? Or is the beat uneven or random instead of steady?
5. Swelling of Legs and Feet
Lastly, when your heart doesn’t pump blood well enough, it sort of gets stuck in your leg veins. This causes your legs and feet to swell and possibly turn red with the backed-up blood.
Call Your Doctor if You Experience These Symptoms of Heart Disease
If you have any of these symptoms of heart disease, don’t hesitate to act. Schedule the soonest appointment you can with your doctor.
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