8 Signs Of a Heart Problem

5. Edema, swelling

There can be a number of reasons for swelling in the ankles – lymphatic congestion, varicose veins, heavy physical exertion. Cardiac edema is characteristic of appearing at the end of the day and disappearing in the morning . Weight gain is not always the result of weight gain, sometimes it is due to fluid retention in heart failure.

According to cardiologists, one should look out for swelling or edema, especially in the legs , that does not improve when the legs are raised, or swelling all over the body. The appearance and pain in the chest at rest or with weak activity requires a consultation with a cardiologist.

6. Shortness of breath

Difficulty breathing and coughing can be a symptom of a number of diseases, most commonly lung diseases. Sometimes these symptoms are also a sign of cardiac insufficiency . In these cases, shortness of breath and coughing occur at night , and patients are awakened to an excruciating shortness of breath, which improves when they assume a semi-sitting position in bed. This is because when you lie on your back, your heart is impeded in its work and cannot pump blood from your lungs .

The least you can do for your heart is to know your BMI (body mass index), blood pressure , cholesterol level and A1c value (an indicator of diabetes).

7. Loud snoring

Snoring while sleeping is generally normal. However, if you snore too loudly , it can be a sign of apnea — a momentary cessation of breathing during sleep.

Apnea has a detrimental effect on the cardiovascular system. First, it leads to intermittent hypoxia, cardiovascular disease, and obstructive sleep apnea. Second: The apnea increases. Snoring can therefore be a sign that your heart is at risk of developing high blood pressure – high blood pressure that further hampers the functioning of a person’s most important organ, the heart. An overloaded cardiovascular system can therefore fail at any moment. Therefore, the apnea must be treated. How – ask your doctor first .

8. Palpitations

It is normal for heart palpitations to occur with high caffeine consumption, in stressful situations or with physical activity. However, if it occurs at rest or while reading a book, it may be a sign of heart disease and you should contact your doctor immediately.

This symptom means that a person feels the work of his heart . Palpitations occur when the heart is operating at a significantly higher rate than normal, which can be due to heart failure or various cardiac arrhythmias. In the latter case, a person may also feel a “bouncing heartbeat” due to premature contractions of the heart muscle (extrasystoles).




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