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HEART HEALTH

Your risk for heart disease may be lowered if you go from sedentary living to being dynamic. Clearly, the more active you are, the better will be your heart health.

Ideally, you need to enhance your heart’s well being. Don’t over-think that you need to roll out huge improvements to keep up with your heart health.  Simple steps like lifestyle changes can have huge  impacts on your heart health.

Diseases that affect the heart are the following:

Aneurysm– An aneurysm is the enlargement of an artery caused by a weakness in the blood vessel arterial wall. Most aneurysms don’t have symptoms and are not that dangerous, but at their most serious stage, some can break, leading to  perilous inner bleeding.

Angina–  is chest pain or discomfort that is caused when your heart muscle does not get enough oxygen-rich blood.  If not treated early, it might cause a heart attack.

Angina frequently feels like a tightness in your chest, and may spread to your arms, neck, jaw, back or stomach too. It is a symptom of  heart disease, and getting treated early may prevent a heart attack.

Aortic Stenosis–  is the most common symptom of valvular heart diseases that is described as the obstruction of blood flow over the aortic valve.

Arrhythmia– is an unpredictable heartbeat. It gives an irregular heart rate and makes your heart beat too rapidly, or too gradually.

Heart Attack is lasting damage to the heart muscle that happens because of sudden blockage of a blood vessel that supplies blood to the heart.

Heart Failuredoes not mean that the heart has quit working, it implies that the heart’s siphoning power is weaker than ordinary.

Stroke likewise called a “brain assault”, and happens when part of the brain loses its blood supply and quits working, denying the brain tissue of oxygen and causing some parts of the body to stop working or moving.

 

Heart disease symptoms depend upon what kind of heart illness you have. Cardiovascular disease symptoms might be diverse for people.

Symptoms may include:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain and numbness in your legs or arms
  • Pain in the neck, jaw, throat, upper abdomen or back
  • Dizziness
  • Irregular pulses that be quick or slow

DIAGNOSIS

The tests you’ll have will rely upon what condition your doctor suspects. Regardless of what kind of heart disease you have, your doctor will do a physical exam and get some information about your own and family medical history before proceeding with any of the following tests:

  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Holter monitoring
  • Echocardiogram
  • Stress test
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Cardiac computerized tomography (CT) scan
  • Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

 

TREATMENT

Heart medicines may vary by condition. For example, if you have infection, you’ll be given antibiotics. Treatment for heart disease generally includes:

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Medications
  • Medical procedures or surgery

 

 

 

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