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Symptoms Of Diseases Of The Heart

Published at 04/03/2012 16:28:05


Rapid lifestyle, poor food habits, extreme happiness, extensive stress and pressure has awarded the humanity with a lot of diseases, among which diseases of the heart is dangerous and prominent. Various types of heart diseases are caused by various factors like food habits, lifestyle habits, etc, most of the diseases of the heart carry several symptoms in common. Heart attack, coronary heart disease, diastolic heart failure, congenital heart conditions, failure of the heart, etc are treated differently with different types of treatment. However, there are several common symptoms shared by them. Learning about the symptoms of the heart diseases helps in preventing the cardiac health before it becomes worse. Following is the brief outlook on some common symptoms of heart disease.

Chest Pain and chest discomfort – The most common symptom of the heart diseases

The most common and very popular disease of the heart is Heart Attack. When you think of a heart attack, you would have surely encountered the image of a person holding the chest and groaning in pain. Eventually, even a primary school kid is aware that the chest pain is the symptom of heart diseases. Even though the fact is true, not everyone experiencing the heart attack suffer from chest pain and not everyone experiencing the chest pain develop heart attack. Moreover, discomfort in chest is often misunderstood as chest pain. While the chest pain is characterized, intolerable pain, squeezing, etc in the chest, chest discomfort is characterized by the pain spread over to neck, arms, abdomen, etc.

Other common symptoms of diseases of the heart:

Heart Palpitations:

Heart Palpitations refer to the strange and uncommon rhythm of heartbeats, which is realized by the people who experience the palpitation. Palpitations are nothing but sudden jerk in the heartbeat, resulting with frequent skips in the regular heart rhythm, where the skips is followed by heavy heartbeats. Abnormal and irregular heart rhythms are different from heart palpitations. Heart palpitations are the more dangerous symptoms of diseases of the heart.

In addition to the above mentioned symptoms of diseases of the heart, the following are commonly experienced sings that may lead towards heart diseases. It includes,

  • Shortness of breath and rapidity of heartbeat – Affected individual tend to struggle a lot with respiratory problems. Sometimes, the shortness of breath is followed by the fast heart beats
  • .Extreme tiredness and weakness – Improper cardiac functions causes tiredness and dizziness, which sometimes lead towards fainting and loss of consciousness.
  • Excessive sweating
  • Heaviness in the chest
  • Discomfort in moving the arm, jaw, etc even with no pain in the chest
  • Heartburn
  • Sensation of inflammation and fullness of stomach, indigestion
  • Irregular heart rhythms
  • The symptoms are experienced as collective symptoms like chest pain accompanied by shortness of breath, chest discomfort with excessive sweating, heart palpitations with dizziness, etc.

Most of the symptoms of the heart diseases are experienced for more than half an hour and sometimes for a longer time. Symptoms that are experienced for a longer time never gets reduced automatically, without taking any medication or drugs.


Tips and comments

Some of the above mentioned symptoms of diseases of the heart are associated with other health conditions. The symptoms turn out to be the warning signs, which require medical attention, when it lasts for more than ten minutes.


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