Did you know that there are early warning signs of heart disease that most people pass off as not serious or minor inconveniences? However, having just one of these early symptoms might not necessarily mean that you have heart disease. On the other hand, experiencing multiple warnings signs, like chest pains and a persistent coughing, might indicate that you already have heart disease, or worse, that you’re about to have a heart attack.
In this light, it’s vital to get a checkup with Dr. Virginia Gonzalez here at Cardiovascular Diagnostic Center, APMC in our Winnsboro, LA, or West Monroe, LA, to prevent these heart disease symptoms from progressing and turning into a full-blown heart problem:
- Chest and Shoulder Pains. These pains, particularly when on the left side of the chest near the heart, are very common signs of an imminent heart attack. These pain manifests as a slow buildup of pain in your shoulder and usually indicate problems with the heart.
- Irregular Heartbeat. Although some people with an irregular heartbeat can be 100% healthy, it might likewise indicate a heart attack or heart failure.
- Sleeping and Snoring Issues. These have been associated directly with heart disease as well as other cardiovascular problems.
- Swollen Feet and Legs. This could indicate heart failure. Like chest pain, the swelling of your feet and legs are due to poor blood flow to your heart, resulting in blood clots or your heart not working.
- Pain in The Jaw. In women particularly, pain that runs from the heart and up to the jaw is a common sign of heart attack, especially when it occurs along with breathing issues or other heart attack warning signs.
- Fatigue and Shortness of Breath. These are typically caused by backed-up blood vessels that begin spreading to areas where they shouldn’t go, such as your lungs.
- Persistent Cough. This could indicate that your lungs are storing fluids, which is a common symptom of congestive heart failure.
- Lightheadedness or Dizziness. Fainting or feeling lightheaded or dizzy could indicate that the brain isn’t receiving sufficient oxygen, which is the top cause of heart attacks and strokes.
- Cold Sweats. Sweating, particularly cold sweats, might signal an issue with the heart, especially when you are not engaging in physical activity and have chest pain.
Fortunately, it is never too late to try and take better care of your heart and avoid heart disease. Work closely with your doctor in our Winnsboro, LA, or West Monroe, LA, office to create a heart disease management plan.
Reach Out to Us For More Details, Questions, or Concerns About Heart Disease
Arrange an appointment here at Cardiovascular Diagnostic Center, APMC in our West Monroe, LA, or Winnsboro, LA, office with Dr. Virginia Gonzalez by dialing (318) 338-3540.