“The statistics are relentless and show that cardiovascular disease is widespread among young people, heart attacks are increasingly occurring in patients in their 30s and 40s. Especially often interruptions in the work of the heart are observed in smokers, alcohol abusers, lovers of fatty foods, fried and fast food. Add to this constant stress, and heart disease will not keep you waiting.
Here are six of the most common symptoms that occur in the early stages of heart disease, when the pathology formation process can still be corrected.
- Chest pain. Many feel it as heaviness and pressure from within. It is localized in the middle of the chest and may be accompanied by a fear of death. The pain may come on and off suddenly. This should alert!
Dyspnea. Any shortness of breath, especially intensifying and not passing at rest, should be alarming.
Abdominal pain. May be a manifestation of an abdominal form of myocardial infarction.
Reaction to cold air. If, when inhaling cold air, chest pain or shortness of breath appears, this is most likely due to a malfunction in the heart.
Pain that radiates to the arm, jaw is not always neurology. Such pain can also be a harbinger of a heart attack.
Only one advice: take care of your heart. Start taking care of him from an early age. Give up bad habits, include foods rich in magnesium, potassium and B vitamins in your diet, be physically active! Only in this case the heart will serve you for a long time.
What to do if the doctor has confirmed a heart disease?
You should not postpone, endure, be afraid, you need to urgently deal with this problem, because heart disease actually behaves quite heartlessly towards both the sick person and his relatives and friends. Here are some very simple but powerful tips on how to live happily ever after with heart disease.
Maintain adherence to treatment in all circumstances. It is necessary to strictly adhere to the schedule of taking medications prescribed by the doctor. Even on vacation, even on a business trip – always.
Give up bad habits, especially alcohol and smoking. There are no “useful” doses.
Eat in a balanced way. Avoid excessive salt and fatty meats.
Watch the weather, monitor your body’s reaction to weather changes. Flashes in the sun, jumps in atmospheric pressure, abnormal heat, sudden changes in temperature both in summer and winter harm our blood vessels.
The heart is the “motor” that works for us without rest. He can’t relax even for a minute!”
You are at risk if…
Few numbers. Cardiovascular disease still claims more than 18 million human lives every year. In recent years, Russia has managed to almost halve mortality from cardiovascular diseases. But at the same time, the number of patients with heart pathologies is growing from year to year, the famous cardiac surgeon, academician Leo Bokeria stated some time ago.
We repeat once again that you are at risk if you have high blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose levels, if you smoke for many years, abuse alcohol, for various reasons you often hold back negative emotions, chronically do not get enough sleep, you are overweight and you are not used to playing sports.
Heart pathologies do not form in one day – as a rule, years of life with unhealthy habits lead to them. And do not write off congenital pathologies and heredity. If there are deaths from cardiovascular diseases in your family, you should definitely go through an annual health check-up and make sure that all of the above indicators are normal.