SULSELEKSPRES.COM – If heart disease accounts for the second highest death rate in Indonesia, this health problem turns out to be the highest source of death in the United States. As it turned out, the experts from National Institutes of Health – MedlinePlus, there are many types of heart disease. You can do a self-risk check more easily via the following link.
Accumulation of fatty plaques in the arteries or atherosclerosis can cause damage to blood vessels and heart organs. This excessive plaque can cause blood vessels to become blocked or narrowed which leads to heart attacks, chest pain or angina, and strokes. This condition is known as coronary artery disease in the medical world.
This health problem can develop over time and can get worse. In fact, its development can occur in childhood or adolescence. Then, what are the characteristics of heart disease that you should be aware of? Here are some of them:
Chest discomfort is one of the most common signs of heart disease and you should be aware of. It is true, when a person experiences a blockage in the arteries or a heart attack, there will be feelings of pain, tightness, and a feeling of pressure in the chest.
These symptoms will usually be felt for a few minutes and can appear when the body is resting or doing physical activity. However, it is possible that discomfort in the chest which indicates a problem with the heart is not felt, especially in women. This means, you should know other symptoms of heart disease.
There are many conditions that cause a person to experience loss of balance or weakness. It could be that you don’t get the food or drink your body needs, it could also be because you stand up too quickly after sitting for a long time.
However, if you feel a headache followed by shortness of breath and even want to faint, you need to immediately go to the nearest hospital so that you can get treatment immediately.
Pain that spreads to the arm
Pain that radiates to the left side of the chest is also a symptom of a heart attack that is often felt. This is why, when you feel chest discomfort and pain that radiates to the arm area, you should immediately consult a doctor. If it is true because of health problems in the heart, of course, treatment can be done immediately so that complications can be prevented.
As with headaches, there are many factors that cause a person to snore during sleep. One of them is a health problem in the heart. If a person is snoring loudly and gasping for air, he may have sleep apnea.
Do not underestimate, sleep apnea can cause breathing to stop for a moment several times. This certainly has a negative impact on the heart organ. So, immediately do a health check if you experience it.
Other Symptoms of Heart Disease
In addition to the four main symptoms above, there are other characteristics of heart disease that you may also experience, namely:
Heart palpitations or beats more slowly.
Swelling of the abdomen, arms, legs, or the area around the eyes.
Pain in the jaw, neck, back, and throat.
Feel like fainting.
A dry cough that does not improve quickly.
Nausea and a rash on the skin
Hands and feet will feel cold.
This is why it is important to have an early examination, so that treatment can be given immediately and complications can be prevented. In addition, you also have to get used to a healthy lifestyle and diet, take vitamins if necessary.