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10 Subtle Signs That Your Heart May Stop Beating Before Its Due Time

Date February 22, 2019

 Very often, people ignore early symptoms of serious diseases in the hope that these minor problems will go away on their own. But it may lead to serious medical conditions.

Don’t ignore these heart symptoms

Unfortunately heart diseases are so common that they are the leading cause of death worldwide. So, it is important to be attentive to any symptom that can indicate heart failure, which is a complication of any cardiac pathology (acute heart attack, angina pectoris, hypertension, cardiomyopathy).

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One of the complications of heart failure is cardiac arrest – a sudden and complete loss of effective heart activity with the presence or absence of bioelectric activity. Besides heart failure, a number of other heart diseases can lead to cardiac arrest.

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People over 60 years old should be particularly careful, as well as those struggling with excess weight, diabetes, and high blood pressure. What symptoms should one pay attention to? The main ones include:

  • persistent or short-term discomfort in the chest (pressure, tightness);
  • nausea, stomach pain, intestinal upset for no apparent reason;
  • pain in the left arm or left side of the body;
  • dizziness and weakness;
  • weakness after doing a little work;
  • snoring;
  • excessive sweating for no apparent reason;
  • persistent productive cough that gets worse mostly when lying down;
  • irregular heartbeat;
  • swelling of the legs and abdomen.

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Please note that these may be symptoms of an acute or chronic heart problem, both of which require medical attention.

How to prevent heart disease

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Heart failure may be caused by some diseases (myocarditis, heart defects, diabetes, a number of chronic diseases), as well as a sudden change in state of health. In order not to aggravate the situation, and maybe even to eliminate a number of risk factors (high blood pressure, coronary heart disease), you need to revise your lifestyle. It is recommended to:

  • monitor your health status (blood pressure and sugar level);
  • quit bad habits;
  • do physical activity;
  • eat healthy food;
  • keep your weight in check;
  • manage stress.

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As you can see, it’s not that hard. Improving the quality of life will make your heart healthier, which in turn, prolongs life. Stay healthy!

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This article is solely for informational purposes. Do not self-diagnose or self-medicate, and in all cases consult a certified healthcare professional before using any information presented in the article. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for any harm that may result from using the information provided in the article.