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Symptoms and Causes of Heart Disease: The Early Signs You Need to Know

Heart disease comes with many types and they show various conditions that influence your heart. The most common types of heart disease that suffered by many people in the world include atherosclerotic disease, arrhythmias, and congenital heart defects. Find out more about the symptoms and causes of heart disease in this following article. Heart disease […]

Heart disease comes with many types and they show various conditions that influence your heart. The most common types of heart disease that suffered by many people in the world include atherosclerotic disease, arrhythmias, and congenital heart defects. Find out more about the symptoms and causes of heart disease in this following article.

Heart disease comes with many types and they show various conditions that influence your heart. The most common types of heart disease that suffered by many people in the world include atherosclerotic disease, arrhythmias, and congenital heart defects. Find out more about the symptoms and causes of heart disease in this following article.

Atherosclerotic Disease

This heart disease type is also called cardiovascular disease. The symptoms of the illness can be different for women and men. However, the general symptoms of the disease include:

•        Chest pain, chest discomfort (angina), chest pressure, and chest tightness

•        Pain in the neck, back, upper abdomen, throat, and jaw

•        Coldness, pain, weakness, or numbness in arms or legs when the blood vessels in your heart are narrowed

•        Shortness of breath

However, most of the sufferers of cardiovascular disease are not diagnosed with the illness until they experience a heart attack, heart failure, stroke, or angina. Thus, it is very important for you to watch the early symptoms of the disease and consult your doctor soon once you experience one of them. this disease can be found early if you conduct regular medical checkup and evaluation. Most of the time, the disease is caused by the buildups of fatty plaques found in your artery. When the plaques get thicken and stiffen the wall of your artery, they will block the flow of blood from your arteries to your tissues and organs. Lack of exercise, smoking, overweight, and unhealthy diet are often blamed as the cause of this cardiovascular disease.

Heart Arrhythmias

This heart disease is used to describe conditions in which abnormal heartbeats occur. The symptoms of the arrhythmias disease include:

•        chest pain or discomfort

•        racing heartbeat (tachycardia)

•        lightheadedness

•        fainting

•        fluttering in your chest

•        slow heartbeat (bradycardia)

•        shortness of breath

•        dizziness

There are some causes that often associated with the disease include high blood pressure, heart defects since you are born, diabetes, excessive use of caffeine and alcohol, stress, drug abuse, coronary artery disease, and high blood pressure. For people with a healthy and normal heart condition, the hear arrhythmias usually will not occur without outside triggers such as drug abuse and an electrical shock.

Congenital Heart Defects

A congenital heart defect is a heart health problem that defects somebody is born with. This kind of heart disease is usually found soon after a baby’s birth. The symptoms that are commonly found in people with congenital heart disease are:

•        shortness of breath during baby feedings that cause the infants to have poor weight.

•        Swelling in the abdomen, legs, and around eyes

•        Blue skin color (cyanosis) or pale grey

•        Easily tiring after doing any activity

•        Swelling in the ankles, hands, and feet

•        Easily getting short of breath while doing an activity

This kind of heart disease usually develops when infants are still in their mother’s womb. However, some medical conditions, medications, and genes are also considered to be the causes of the congenital heart defect. Though the disease is often found when a baby is born, it can also develop in adults.

Atherosclerotic Disease
This heart disease type is also called cardiovascular disease. The symptoms of the illness can be different for women and men. However, the general symptoms of the disease include:
• Chest pain, chest discomfort (angina), chest pressure, and chest tightness
• Pain in the neck, back, upper abdomen, throat, and jaw
• Coldness, pain, weakness, or numbness in arms or legs when the blood vessels in your heart are narrowed
• Shortness of breath

However, most of the sufferers of cardiovascular disease are not diagnosed with the illness until they experience a heart attack, heart failure, stroke, or angina. Thus, it is very important for you to watch the early symptoms of the disease and consult your doctor soon once you experience one of them. this disease can be found early if you conduct regular medical checkup and evaluation. Most of the time, the disease is caused by the buildups of fatty plaques found in your artery. When the plaques get thicken and stiffen the wall of your artery, they will block the flow of blood from your arteries to your tissues and organs. Lack of exercise, smoking, overweight, and unhealthy diet are often blamed as the cause oz this cardiovascular disease.

Heart Arrhythmias
This heart disease is used to describe conditions in which abnormal heartbeats occur. The symptoms of the arrhythmias disease include:
• chest pain or discomfort
• racing heartbeat (tachycardia)
• lightheadedness
• fainting
• fluttering in your chest

• slow heartbeat (bradycardia)
• shortness of breath
• dizziness

There are some causes that often associated with the disease include high blood pressure, heart defects since you are born, diabetes, excessive use of caffeine and alcohol, stress, drug abuse, coronary artery disease, and high blood pressure. For people with a healthy and normal heart condition, the hear arrhythmias usually will not occur without outside triggers such as drug abuse and an electrical shock.

Congenital Heart Defects
A congenital heart defect is a heart health problem that defects somebody is born with. This kind of heart disease is usually found soon after a baby’s birth. The symptoms that are commonly found in
people with congenital heart disease are:
• shortness of breath during baby feedings that cause the infants to have poor weight.
• Swelling in the abdomen, legs, and around eyes
• Blue skin color (cyanosis) or pale grey
• Easily tiring after doing any activity
• Swelling in the ankles, hands, and feet
• Easily getting short of breath while doing an activity

This kind of heart disease usually develops when infants are still in their mother’s womb. However, some medical conditions, medications, and genes are also considered to be the causes of the congenital heart defect. Though the disease is often found when a baby is born, it can also develop in adults.

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