Signs you need to watch out for heart failure

Wednesday 14th September 2022 07:21 EDT

The rate of heart attacks, especially among the youth all over the world is a growing concern for everyone. Everyone is susceptible to heart attacks, making it impossible to know who is a healthy person. Heart attacks are caused by fatty deposits building up in arteries, causing reductions in blood flow. Global Burden of Disease study data indicates that the death rate from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in India is 272 per 100,000, which is significantly higher than the global average of 235.

In an article Dr. Prakhar Singh, Attending Consultant, Department of Trauma and Emergency at Max Hospital, spoke about Pedal Edema that indicates you have heart failure but you may not know. He said, “Edmea often occurs as a result of heart failure. It is a medical term used for swelling. Patients who are affected by the disease for a longer period of time, tend to develop congestion in the feet leading to swelling. It is considered to be one of the cardinal signs of congestive heart disorders.”

He added, “The swelling may come and go but it typically last for a longer duration of time. The symptoms may not seem to be life-threatening but are dangerous. Thus frequent body check-ups, remote monitoring of heart health with 12 Lead Portable ECG Machine is recommended.”

Some three common symptoms that indicate heart failure.

Chest Pain

People who experience chest pain normally ignore it as a sign of gastric problems. An individual may experience pressure or discomfort below or behind the sternum that can extend to the jaw, shoulders, arm and upper back. A person may not experience chest pain but has a heart condition.

Fatigue and Tiredness

Another common symptom of heart failure is fatigue. Exercises such as walking, running, and cycling become tedious since the body tissues don’t receive enough blood to perform their daily tasks.

Irregular Heartbeats

Medically called arrhythmias, irregular heartbeats are caused by an increased risk of blood clots. An individual experiencing these may also experience a burning or racing sensation in the chest. It is recommended to consult a doctor if the symptom persists or frequently return or if the patient has a history of diabetes or high blood pressure.

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