Knowing Some Heart
Disease Symptoms Can Save Your Life
by: Cozee Cackel
You may be like a lot of us and have heart disease and not know it.
There are millions of Americans that have heart disease and could take
some helpful measures to prevent it from getting worse if they only knew
they had a heart disease. After all if our heart fails, for whatever
reason, we have a very serious problem. If this happens it's usually a
life or death situation.
Our heart has the most important function of pumping blood throughout
our bodies, without which we cannot live. Ensuring that one’s heart is
in good condition and is functioning properly should be on our high
priority list. However, sometimes one heart disease or the other creeps
up on us. By being able to identify a heart disease symptom, that could
potentially help to save someone’s life.
Heart Attack Symptoms
A heart disease symptom that is associated with heart attacks may be
easier to read than some other diseases but at the same time it can be
quite confusing since some of the symptoms occur for reasons not
associated with heart attacks or heart problems. If you are not sure of
any one symptom, check with your doctor right away. If someone is having
a heart attack time is of the essence and is critical.
* Nausea, vomiting and/or general upper middle abdomen discomfort
* Sweating profusely
* Heartburn and/or indigestion
* Arm pain – more commonly left arm but sometimes the right arm as well
* Upper back pain
* Pain, fullness and/or squeezing sensation of the chest
* Jaw pain, toothache, headache
* Shortness of breath
* General feeling of being unwell
One or more of these symptoms may occur at the same time depending on
the person. Each person is different and there are people where they
have no symptoms whatsoever. Learning to recognize a heart disease
symptom is not easy and often it may turn out to be a false alarm.
However, never ignore any symptom that might be related to a heart
attack. It’s better to be too careful than sorry.
Coronary Heart Disease Symptoms
The symptoms associated with coronary heart disease are pronounced
* Chest pain or angina – is the most common heart disease symptom
related to Coronary Heart Disease however, the intensity of pain may
vary from person to person
* Shortness of breath – this is a usual symptom of congestive heart
failure; the heart is usually very weak at this point from lack of blood
and oxygen and/or from a past heart attack
Heart disease symptom recognizing is usually hard as many of these
symptoms can be caused by many other different factors as well; this is
probably one of the main causes why some people walk into emergency
rooms, sometimes too late to be able to be helped.
If you are faced with any kind of doubt about a heart disease symptom
that you may have, check with your doctor as soon as possible in order
to avoid a disaster.
Your health is the most important possession you can have. Learn to
listen to your heart and protect yourself from any heart disease by
conducting regular check ups and exercising as much as possible. Be on
the silent lookout for any heart disease symptom.
By also eating healthy you can help avoid some of the complications
caused by clogged arteries, too high blood sugar readings, too much fat
on your body and other problems related to what you eat. The media is
starting to pay attention to some of the harmful things in food such as
trans fats and bad publicity is causing the food companies to remove it
from many products. The food you eat is something you can control, as
opposed to age and heredity, so try to eat the good foods as much as
How Do I Know If I Am Having a Heart Attack?
The heart rate is under the control of the autonomic nervous systems,
which, in the case of the heart, is driven by adrenaline. As well as
increasing the heart rate adrenaline may cause cardiac irregularity,
increased blood pressure, or palpitations. It is this irregularity which
may lead the heart to chaotic beats and finally fibrillation and death.
This is the first symptom of a heart attack in about 20% of people –
sudden death – the victim just collapses to the ground. Whilst he may
gasp a few breaths he has no cardiac output- no blood is leaving his
heart- he is pulseless.
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