5 Signs of Heart Disease
Possible Signs of Heart Disease
The following signs are possibly signs of heart disease:
1. Swelling of the Feet, Ankles, and Lower Legs
Retention of fluid in the feet and legs is known as peripheral edema. It may mean you need to drink more water, are mineral deficient, or need to add some daily sea salt to your diet. It may also mean that your heart is not pumping well. There is also a concern that when the heart begins to fail, fluid can build up in tissue, causing edema. When this happens a person may see sudden weight gain. In most cases, having edema is NOT a sign of heart disease, but if you have other signs or symptoms as well, then you may reason for concern and need to consult a doctor.
2. Gum Disease
Gum disease and heart disease may possibly be connected because both are signs of poor circulation. It is also thought that the bacteria from gum disease gets absorbed into the blood stream and contributes to inflammation and plaque build-up inside arteries.
3. More Frequent Urination
If there is a decrease of blood flow to the kidneys, as a result of heart failure, a person may retain more fluid, causing more frequent urination.
Another sign to take in consideration is the development of cataracts. People with cataracts are at higher risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.
5. The More Common Signs
The most common symptom of coronary artery disease is angina or chest pain. Other signs of heart disease include, shortness of breath, irregular heart beats, a faster heartbeat, weakness or dizziness, nausea, and sweating.
Signs of Heart Disease Could Be Dietary Deficiency Related
Again, these are POSSIBLE signs. Many signs, especially the first 4 noted, may just be the result of eating poorly over the years and eventually the body has no other recourse than to react and break down, developing numerous aging consequences.
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