Knowing Heart Disease Symptoms Can Save Your Life
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 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 such as:
- 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.