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blubie
on Apr 01, 2016 @ 09:04 am

really..wamted..to..share...this...with...you!!!5 signs you have a heart problem

Dear Health eTalk Reader,

The dangerous thing about heart problems is that they can really sneak up on you, and sometimes, by the time symptoms present themselves, it can be too late. Your heart starts to get weaker over time, and if you partake in unhealthy lifestyle choices you can speed up this process. Unfortunately, a heart attack or stroke can come without any warning, and that can play a large role in your recovery, depending on your overall health.

Instead of just sitting around waiting for a heart attack to creep up on you, it's important to recognize the less obvious signs that your heart may be in trouble so that you can take the preventative necessary measures to ensure nothing more serious occurs to your heart.

Here are five signs you shouldn't ignore as they reveal that your heart may not be as healthy as you think.

5 signs of an unhealthy heart

Chest pain or soreness
Of course, if you feel intense chest pains as if an elephant is sitting on your chest, that is a sure sign that you are experiencing a heart attack and 911 should be called. But even duller chest pains – as if you pulled a muscle – should raise concern as this can indicate underlying cardiovascular disease.

Any chest pain that spreads to the neck, jaw, arm, or shoulder should be looked at. Chest pain following a workout or stress shouldn't be ignored either, as it could indicate blood circulation problem.

Shortness of breath
If you just climbed some stairs, you may experience shortness of breath – especially if you're inactive. But performing light activity and experiencing shortness of breath, or lying down and having breathing difficulties, could signal a valve problem and should be brought to your doctor's attention right away.

Flu-like symptoms
Nausea, fatigue, upset stomach, and feeling cold may seem like flu. But many women experience flu-like symptoms prior to a heart attack and shrug them off, thinking it's a common cold. The flu in itself can be particularly harmful to seniors, especially those with other health conditions or weakened immune systems, so you should see a doctor in any event to rule out the flu, as it could be an indication of a heart problem instead.

Lightheadedness
Feeling lightheaded could indicate a blockage or valve-related issue, especially if you experience heart palpitations soon after. Furthermore, if you feel lightheaded after standing up, that could indicate heart troubles as well.

Fatigue or sleepiness
During the time leading up to heart attack, women in particular will feel exceptionally tired and sleepy. It's also possible to experience sleep disturbances. So whether you are experiencing sleep problems, or getting adequate sleep but still feeling sleepy, speak to your doctor about these symptoms and have your heart checked.

Yours in Good Health, 

 


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Anonymous
heart on Apr 01, 2016 @ 09:09 am

You did an amazing job on this. Slurred speech, accelerated pulse or palpitations etc can also be added.
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takoda
I just went.... on Apr 01, 2016 @ 09:48 am

on medication for my heart last year. Things started happening to me and they started happening fast!! I was fine one day and the next day my heart started beating strangely. By strangely I mean it was stopping, than it would beat really fast two time's, stop again, beat one time, stop than it would beat really fast. It was beating so hard I could and still can hear it beating in my ear's. I also couldn't catch my breath, I felt really week and dizzy when I would bend over, I was more unsteady on my feet than I usually am. It was like I was walking around drunk. As soon as my Dr took a listen to my heart and heard what was happening, she sent me to a heart specialist. I've been on heart pills ever since, but I can still feel my heart stop and start again and I can still hear it beating in my ears, its just not near as bad as it was. I feel better now, but it's nothing to fool with!! If you feel and of the symptoms mentioned above, or you feel like I did, get to your Dr. right away!! Waiting just might kill you!!
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Tracyr
Heart Health on Apr 01, 2016 @ 09:49 am

Very informative blubie,i didn't know you could experience some of these symptoms especially the Fatigue and sleepiness,that's scary
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KrissiC
So important on Apr 01, 2016 @ 10:15 am

Very important to know. My family has a looooong history of heart issues, so I try to be as informed of this as possible. A very close family member of mine recently had a different vision loss pattern to a migraine but no other immediate symptoms. I found it a bit odd, so said go get checked out just to be safe(not thinking it would be anything more than a bad migraine). Turns out it was a severe stroke. So glad they went in.
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