Shortness of breath, put pressure on the chest, cough, fatigue… are all signals that you are having heart disease, you need to see a doctor immediately.
Many cardiovascular patients report that they often appear some following symptoms, but they are only briefly and quickly ignore those initial symptoms. When the disease got worse, they came to the doctor. This makes treatment difficult and not achieve the desired effect, even many patients have to spend huge amounts of money healing. If this heart disease is detected and intervened early, patients not only reduce medical costs but gain high treatment effectiveness, especially in cardiovascular interventions.
People with heart disease or at risk for heart disease including such as the elderly, overweight, obesity or hypertension should have a periodic cardiovascular examination. If there are at least 2 symptoms presenting in the symptoms below, the patient should see a doctor.
Shortness of breath, especially when lying down
If you feel difficulty breathing as if something is squeezing your chest or have difficulty to breathe deeply, you should consult a cardiologist for advice and give the cause. People with heart disease often appear shortness of breath even when they exert every effort or not. To distinguish heart disease from COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), this shortness of breath occurs as you lie down or go to sleep. Shortness of breath can also occur at night while you are sleeping, it is due to the sudden decrease in the ability of the heart to contract, disrupting the process of pumping blood from the heart to the lungs, causing difficulty breathing.
Put pressure on the chest or chest tightness
Normally, people who are diagnosed with heart disease or complain about the common symptoms they experienced are putting the pressure on their chest or chest tightness. Chest pain is a signal of heart disease. Patients have chest pain in the area below the breastbone, front, the pain usually lasts 10 minutes and is repeated. With persistent chest pain, the patient needs an absolute rest and go to see a doctor immediately because this can be a sign of a heart attack. Angina or chest pain is generally because heart muscle cells do not get enough oxygen due to reduced blood flow to the heart. In heart failure, due to decreased ability to pump blood from the heart, blood flow to the organs in the body are also affected. The more severe the
heart failure is, the more difficult it is for patients to breathe, even these patients suffer from dyspnea when doing personal works or while taking a break. Shortness of breath is so serious that there is a feeling of clothing, shoes tight in the body.
The phenomenon of heart failure occurs at the same time with the swelling phenomenon , the body has signs of water storage. If you notice that when you get up, your face is swollen, your eyelids are heavy, or your legs are swollen at certain times during the day…They all show that you have symptoms of heart failure. When the blood is released from the heart slowly, the blood returning to the heart through the vein is retained, causing fluid to accumulate in the tissues. The kidneys cannot eliminate salts and water, also causing fluid retention in tissues leading to edema.
Feeling tired or exhausted
If you feel tired or exhausted several times a day, even tired after waking up. If this happens on a regular basis, it signals that you have a heart problem. Unexplained fatigue usually occurs because parts of your body do not receive enough oxygen due to a decrease of the heart in contraction.
Persistent cough or wheezing
People with congestive heart failure is when the heart’s blood-supplying function is not enough for the body, blood stasis, called fluid retention. The fluid retention in many organs such as the lungs will cause chronic cough, wheezing, if the fluid retention is in the liver, intestine, the anorexia, nausea will appear. For persistent cough, patients often get confused with lung disease such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, etc… Coughing can be worse when lying or just getting up from bed. Cough due to heart disease is usually a dry cough or may have white mucus or thick mucus.
One of the main signals of congestive heart failure is that patients are always feeling full. It is caused by the accumulation of fluid in the liver or digestive system of the patients. As a result, the patients no longer feels the need to eat and eat less. If you have more fatigue symptoms that you do not want to eat, you may need to go to a cardiologist.
Urination at night
Frequent urination at night is an important sign of heart failure. This occurs because of the transfer of water accumulated in the body, causing edema in many parts to the kidneys through blood vessels. To avoid this, patients should control the intake of water to the body at night or use diuretics in the morning.
Heartbeat has problems
In heart failure, the patient’s heart often beats faster, or feel like running or pounding. The cause of rapid heart beat is to compensate for the decreased ability of pumping blood. Expressions such as abnormal heartbeat, clear heart beat like palpitations should be taken care of.
This is one of the common signals that you are suffering from heart failure but it is a sign you often ignore. Patients often manifest as rapid breathing, irregular heartbeat and sweaty palms; many people are confused with signs like anxiety or stress. Therefore, if you or your loved one recently feel anxious or uncomfortable, plus one of the symptoms mentioned above should be checked as this is probably a sign of heart failure.