- Pain radiating to the arm
Many men suffer from pain in their left arm, while women suffer equally in one or both hands. Some women report experiencing unusual pain in their elbows before having a heart attack. The pain in your heart is transmitted to the spinal cord, where many nerves in your body connect, so your brain turns around and thinks it’s really hurting when your arm isn’t.
- Constant cough
A cough can be caused by a variety of problems and can be a symptom of cardiovascular disease. Coughing up pink fluid containing blood is very common in congestive heart failure. However, coughing can be a sign of more serious symptoms such as shortness of breath or sudden shortness of breath.
- Extreme and unusual levels of anxiety
Several studies have shown that people who worry too much from a young age are more prone to heart disease. Anxiety can be caused by a very stressful lifestyle or various disorders such as panic disorder or phobic anxiety. Some of the effects of anxiety on your heart include tachycardia, high blood pressure, and a slow heart rate.
- Swollen legs, ankles and feet.
When your heart isn’t working well, fluid flows into your blood vessels and surrounding tissues, and gravity affects your legs and feet the most. This is called peripheral edema, and many people with this edema do not have heart disease. However, this is a very common symptom among people with heart disease and you should be aware of it.
- Loss of appetite and nausea
Many patients with heart disease experience loss of appetite and nausea after even a small bite of food. These symptoms are usually accompanied by abdominal pain, and if you experience all of them together, you should immediately consult a doctor.
- Skin rashes or unusual spots
2 separate research projects conducted by the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology have shown that eczema and herpes zoster are high risk factors for heart disease. People with eczema are 48% more likely to have high blood pressure and 29% more likely to have high cholesterol. In addition, those with shingles were 59% more likely than those with heart attacks.
- Fainting, Fainting
Dizziness and fainting are very common among patients with cardiovascular disease. A poor heart pump can lead to blocked arteries, narrowing of valves, and obstruction of blood flow. If you experience symptoms such as shortness of breath or fainting, see your doctor immediately and have your heart checked.
- Your skin will turn pale or blue.
This is not one of the most common symptoms, but it can indicate that the heart is not pumping as much blood as it should due to reduced blood flow and a reduced number of red blood cells. The main cause of this symptom is irritation, which can be white on the whole body or on some parts of the body, for example, on the limbs. However, if you notice that you are pale, don’t panic. Make sure you’re shocked.
Remember, prevention is the key to solving any impending problem. Adopting a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise and staying away from smoking and excessive alcohol consumption as much as possible will keep your heart healthy.
Although these symptoms do not appear in everyone with heart disease, they are among the most common warning signs of heart disease.