Today I’m going to share with you some common heart problem symptoms with an idea that can save a life.
In America there is one disease that tops the charts when it comes to killing people and do you know what it is? It is heart disease!
Just like an automobile has a check engine light, your body will usually let you know if there is a problem, by providing you with symptoms.
By knowing the symptoms it can be a wake up call to change a few things and thus save a person’s life. The first warning signal, which is almost universal for a lot of health problems is pain. Pain lets you know that something isn’t working right or there is a problem.
Signs that I had when I experienced a minor heart attack over 20 years ago was an almost constant pain between my shoulder blades. At the time I was vacationing out of country.
It was not until I returned home that I suffered the follow up, which included all of the classic symptoms. Fortunately, in my case, I was lucky and my heart repaired itself.
With heart problems the pain is usually felt in the chest area. Some people describe this pain as if something heavy was sitting on their chest. It could be a feeling of pressure as well as a squeezing sensation.
It’s also important to know that chest pain could be something besides heart problems, such as heartburn. Heartburn takes place when stomach acid splashes up into the esophagus and the pain is near the heart. That is a different health problem altogether.
Another warning sign is an irregular heart beat, especially if someone experiences shortness of breath, dizziness or weakness with the irregular heart beat. These are all signs of a heart problem, and that not enough blood is getting to locations that need it. For example if not enough blood is reaching the brain a person can feel a little dizzy.
When a person has a heart problem the heart has a more challenging time pumping blood to locations that need it. Another thing that happens is that blood can back up in the cardiovascular system. This can cause fluid to leak into the lungs resulting in breathing problems, such as shortness of breath.
Next up, when something is in the lungs, such as fluid or mucus, what other symptom do you think this produces? Yes, someone will probably cough to eliminate what is in their lungs. When a person has heart disease they might cough up a bloody mucus substance.
The first thing someone can do if they experience any of these symptoms is to take something that thins blood. Thin blood can help blood move and not get clogged up in the cardiovascular system.
An example of this would be Aspirin, (usually two 81 mg Aspirins are recommended, chewed before swallowing), which according to WebMd slows blood clotting and decreases the size of blood clots that have been formed.
If taken daily, however, Aspirin can have a negative effect and that is it can harm the stomach. It was recently on TV that Aspirin should not be take regularly by those over 70 years of age unless especially prescribed.
To sum everything up, the leading heart problem symptoms include pain in the chest area, an irregular heart beat, dizziness, shortness of breath, coughing, or even nausea.
A person could take aspirin at the first sign of a heart problem and this could save their life.
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