Major Heart Disease Symptoms
Way too often, people ignore the heart disease symptoms and signs.
It’s such a shame really, because the sooner you start dealing with and combating any heart disease symptoms, the more chances you have of combating it successfully.
Your all-important heart organ will suffer less, and the less the recovery journey will be.
Symptoms of heart disease include the following.
Dizziness is commonly used to describe a medical term called vertigo. It’s also commonly known as lightheadedness. It can also be associated with unsteadiness, imbalance or a person feeling faint. This is kind of feeling you may experience when you feel a whole room is spinning or ‘whirling’ around you. Or the sort of feeling you get when you spin or go round in a circle very, very quickly.
Chest Pain (Angina)
Chest pain or angina is simply pain across the chest. This pain may also be felt across the back, shoulder and arms. The pain occurs when blood flow and oxygen is impaired or reduced to your heart. This is the scariest of the symptoms of heart disease.
Pressure Across the Chest
This feels like some kind of tightness, across the chest, and again caused by blood supply and oxygen reduction.
This may accompanied with vomiting. It’s one of the Shortness of breath, irregular breathing, abnormal heart palpitations or missed heart beats.
The feeling of being extremely weak. All these symptoms of heart disease are all by-products of the heart malfunctioning and the results of impeded blood flow to the heart.
If you don’t have any heart disease symptoms, do not think that you have time because you simply don’t know. “Silent” heart attacks happen too where there are no heart disease symptoms upfront.
So, what does it mean to you if you have seen any of the heart disease symptoms in you? Heart disease symptoms are signs of heart disease starting to develop. Indications. An indicator. Warning signs. Forewarning. A notice to take caution.
Think about it. Say you are driving from London to Birmingham, or Scotland. Or Wales. Or just driving anywhere. If you see a red warning sign on your car’s dashboard, it’s a warning from your car to you saying something is wrong.
Now you can do two things. Stop, check it out, fix it and then carry on; or just ignore it because it’s still driving anyway. Most people do the latter.
Then a sound could come next which you can’t miss. You will always hear it. But you ignore it again, because the car is still driving.
Now, it’s common sense from this stage. What would happen to the car eventually? The car could just stop. Its engine could knock. There are different possibilities, some of which will cost little to fix or repair, some of which would cost an arm and a leg; some of which the car could never recover from.
Which option is better? Which is the more sensible thing to do? Which would save nine if stitched in time? Which makes more sense? Change your eating habits before or after the heart disease symptoms start to manifest?
That’s right – before!
And, when is “before”? Exactly! It’s NOW.
Maybe you don’t need to cut out meat completely. You may not need to go completely vegan. It depends. It just depends on where you’re at with your cholesterol levels and blood pressure and the state of your arteries. Talk to your diet.
The important thing is to start doing something. Start making some changes. No more matter how small. Become more active. You will still be better off. The worst situation you can be in is not doing anything.
Even if you haven’t managed to completely turn around your eating habits yet, but just cut the excess saturated fat, and frying or cooking with added fats and oils alone, you are already more than half-way there. I hear you say, “really?”.
YES! Because, one of the major problems we have is cooking and frying with added fats and oils, and eating too much of saturated fats and trans fats.
It’s not your fault, but the problem is this:
1. Ordinary pots and pans and ordinary cookware, force to use added fats and oils to cook or fry.
2. Processed foods force us consume added fats and oils that have been added in, or that are being asked to be added in from the instructions on how to prepare them.
3. The eating habits most of us have been taught have been to eat a diet rich in saturated fats, calories, sugar and salt!
That means then, that if you will just:
1. Cook foods in their natural oils the vast majority of the time, and
2. Cut out processed foods (i.e. don’t buy them at all), and
3. Cut down on foods that are high is saturated fats like animal products (red meat, eggs etc).
Your problem will be mostly solved really! Now, “mostly” could mean you’re sorted depending what stage you’re at. It could also mean you’re well on your way to being sorted!
Whatever it is, you don’t need a genius to tell you that you will be way better off by a million and one clear miles!
I heard a story once about a guy who had been for a check-up with his doctor three or four months before he ended up having a heart bypass surgery. He certainly didn’t get his arteries 90% clogged up within four months.
Heart attacks don’t happen overnight. They happen gradually. In fact, most diseases already forming inside of many people take years to manifest.
I always say that good health must never be taken for granted. Health, surely is Wealth. Health is King.
There are fewer deaths nowadays from heart attacks than before, because of better medicine practices, heart bypass surgeries, and other practices. However, how do you want to live? In good health? Or in discomfort, pain, unhappiness and stress?
Eating habits that are rich in fat, cholesterol, fast food and junk food, sugar, salt and little or no time for physical activity and exercise could be recipe for disaster. With such a lifestyle, it’s usually not a matter of “if”; it’s a matter of “when”.
Good health is a choice. Bad health is a choice. Unhealthy lifestyle is a choice. Suffering from heart disease symptoms is also a choice. Make the right choice.
The information here is for general guidance only.
Talk to your doctor before making any changes to your diet and lifestyle.