14 Heart disease warning signs that you are most likely to ignore

Heart disease kills millions of men and women every year, especially women. According to the Center for Disease Control, women usually do not know the symptoms and therefore do not see a doctor. The following are 14 warning signs of heart disease that many people have fatally ignored.

1. shortness of breath

shortness of breath

Shortness of breath, while you are in a relaxed state or lying flat on your back, is a cause for concern. This means that the heart does not pump the blood effectively and blocks the blood vessels. This causes fluid to enter the lungs and clog them, making it difficult to breathe.

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2. Dizziness

Dizziness

Dizziness often occurs in people with heart disease, which can be caused by abnormal heart function and rhythm or by narrowing of the valves. Dizziness can also indicate a drop in blood pressure.

3. fainting

fainting

Fainting is also an indication of heart disease, especially if it is caused by physical activity or is associated with heart irregularities.

Low blood pressure and insufficient blood flow to the brain can always lead to a temporary loss of consciousness.

4. chest pain and discomfort

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Chest pain or discomfort should not be ignored, although some possible causes are not as serious. But some are actually life-threatening. One way to know for sure is to have yourself examined by a doctor to rule out serious heart disease.

5. sweating

Fainting is also an indication of heart disease, especially if it is caused by physical activity or is associated with heart irregularities. Low blood pressure and insufficient blood flow to the brain can always lead to a temporary loss of consciousness.

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6. exhaustion

exhaustion

People who feel tired all the time for no good reason and have difficulty performing normal tasks such as walking may suffer from heart disease. The reason why you feel exhausted is that the amount of blood that reaches tissues and muscles is reduced but more blood is pumped to more vital organs like the heart and brain.

7. swelling in legs, feet, and ankles

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Swelling in the legs, feet, and ankles is caused by fluid accumulation in the body, indicating that there is a heart problem that gets worse over time. Fluid accumulation is caused by reduced blood flow from the heart to the veins and then back to the heart. This leads to an accumulation of fluid in the lower limbs.

8. cough that does not go away

you have a constant cold

A dry and persistent cough can very well be a sign of heart disease if you also have other symptoms of heart disease. Watch out for white or pink mucus, as this is a sign that the heart cannot keep up and blood is seeping back into the lungs.

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9. Sleeping Troubles

Sleeping an excessive amount of

If you have trouble sleeping due to shortness of breath while lying down, this may be an indication of heart disease. This is because when you have problems with your heart, fluid accumulates in your lungs and surrounding tissues and you gasp for air.

10. rapid weight gain

Rapid Weight Gain

If you watch what you eat but continue to gain weight and in the meantime notice swelling in your legs, ankles, and feet, this may be a sign of heart disease.

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11. Indigestion

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Digestive disorders occur frequently and are no cause for concern. However, in conjunction with other symptoms of heart disease such as heartburn, shortness of breath, and weakness, you can check this with your doctor.

12. heart palpitations

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There are many causes of heart palpitations, such as strong emotions, intense physical activity, illness, etc. However, they can also be caused by underlying heart disease. Consult a doctor if you notice other symptoms of heart disease along with palpitations.

13. pain from neck to navel

If you have pain or discomfort in your upper body, especially those that range from the neck to the nape of the neck, as well as other symptoms of heart disease such as shortness of breath, you may have a heart attack.

14. dazed

dazed

You feel dizzy when your heartbeat is irregular and the blood supply to the brain is reduced. This may be a sign of a heart attack.

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