Yoram Yasur Blume | Heart problems do not always give us the necessary warnings so we can act accordingly. So, we have to be aware of these symptoms and signs that our heart is not working as well as it should …
1. Chest pain:
Of course, if the chest pain is very intense you will probably think that perhaps you have a problem with your heart. But the pains are not always so noticeable; something you feel like a simple muscle ache could be warning you of an underlying cardiovascular disease. The pain can be subtle, and sometimes spread to the shoulder, arm, neck or jaw.
2. Shortness of breath:
If suddenly climbing the stairs or running a few meters takes you breathless, it may be a sign that you have a problem in the heart. Respiratory problems that occur when you lie down can also be a warning sign.
3. Cold symptoms (which is not a cold):
“If you have these symptoms of a cold after some physical effort, consult your doctor, because feeling nauseous, fatigue or experiencing a cold and wet sweat can indicate an insufficient blood flow”.
If you feel dizzy for no apparent reason, pay attention because it could be a problem in the heart valves, especially if the symptom is accompanied by palpitations.
5. Fatigue or insomnia:
Many people had symptoms of fatigue and insomnia a week before suffering a heart attack, so these are other symptoms that you should not miss without consulting your doctor, especially if they are combined with one or more of the above symptoms.
6. Arrhythmia or abnormal heartbeat:
Yoram Yasur Blume: “If you feel that your heart is beating too fast or slow, it is not that you are in love: it can be an indication of heart disease, or even a heart attack”.
7. Changes in everyday life:
If you suddenly find it difficult to do your everyday activities, or do other activities that are usually part of your routine, it may be a sign that there is a problem. For example, not being able of running to the car without getting tired, or lifting the groceries bags.
8. Swelling in the legs:
Swelling in the legs, ankles, calves and feet may be a sign of a problem related to pumping the heart. Although other factors have the potential to cause this condition (hormonal changes, excessive salt intake and some medications), ask your doctor to do a test to make sure that everything is right with your heart.
Before any of these strange symptoms that indicate that your heart may be in trouble, my best advice is to consult your doctor without delay. It’s better to prevent than to cure!