Signs that you have heart failure without your knowledge

12 September, 2022
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Signs that you have heart failure without your knowledge

Heart attacks are usually caused by a build-up of fatty deposits in the arteries, which leads to reduced blood flow.

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading causes of death worldwide, as the number of deaths from these diseases exceeds the number of deaths from any of the other causes of death.

Heart failure warning signs

There are many signs that you may have heart failure but you may not know, some of which seem normal but could be fatal, including:

1- swelling

"Swollen feet are one of the primary signs of congestive heart disease," said Dr. Pracher Singh, a consultant trauma and emergency medicine officer.

He added: "The swelling may come and go, but it usually lasts longer, and the symptoms may not seem life-threatening, but they are serious."

Hence, the specialist recommends frequent body checks and remote heart health monitoring.

2- chest pain

People with chest pain usually ignore it as a sign of stomach problems, yet it's one of the most common symptoms of heart failure.

"An individual may experience pressure or discomfort below or behind the rib cage, and it can extend to the jaw, shoulders, arm and upper back," medical consultant Dr. Anbu Pandian told hindustantimes.

He continued, “A person may not have a chest disease, but a heart disease. It is especially common among women.” 

3- Fatigue and exhaustion

Another common symptom of heart failure is tiredness throughout the day. Exercises such as walking, running and cycling become boring because the body's tissues do not receive enough blood to perform their daily tasks.

A healthy, nutritious diet with plenty of vitamins and minerals can help prevent tiredness and fatigue.

4- Irregular heartbeat

The arrhythmia is caused by blood clots, and as a result, the individual may experience a burning sensation in the chest.

It is recommended to consult a doctor if these symptoms persist or recur frequently or the patient has a history of diabetes or high blood pressure.

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