What symptoms indicate heart problems?

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(ORDO NEWS) — According to statistics, cardiovascular diseases occupy a leading position in the list of health problems among the domestic population. This is due to many factors, for example, poor quality of nutrition, intermittent sleep, and excessive stress on the nervous system.

Complications also arise from the fact that people do not turn to specialists on time, mistaking the first symptoms of the disease for minor ones. Doctors urge everyone: remember that a cardiologist is a must for those who have several warning signs indicating heart problems. 

Regular pain: what does it mean?

Heart pain varies depending on intensity and duration. You should call emergency services immediately if you experience sudden cramping attacks. They may be talking about a heart attack or similar condition that poses a real threat to life. If the pain persists for a long time and torments you regularly, this indicates the presence of a chronic illness. 

A specialist will help you figure out what kind of disease you are facing. Often, pain in the heart indicates problems not in the field of cardiology, but with neurology. 

When you see a doctor, he will prescribe specific tests to determine the cause of the problem. The main examination technique is Holter monitoring. The advantage of this method is that it allows you to evaluate several indicators at once: from blood pressure to pulse rate. Since the data is recorded throughout the whole day, the doctor receives enough information to make an accurate diagnosis. 

Indirect signs of heart disease

It is important to remember: a variety of symptoms indicate the presence of problems with the cardiovascular system. However, they are not always associated with chest pain and conditions that directly indicate cardiac problems. You should consult a doctor if a number of indirect symptoms appear, including:

  • dyspnea;
  • regular dizziness;
  • causeless loss of consciousness;
  • feeling of lack of oxygen;
  • constant headaches. 

Although individually these symptoms can indicate a variety of diseases, taken together they often indicate heart problems. So the cardiologist will help determine the exact diagnosis and determine how the patient should be treated. 

Without visiting a doctor, the situation can worsen and leave the person in a much worse condition. Therefore, after 35 years, it is recommended to visit a cardiologist periodically (preferably at least once every 2 years if there are no complaints).


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