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10 Early Symptoms Of Heart Diseases You May Have Ignored

Have you been experiencing endless tiredness even with enough sleep? Well, it might indicate heart problems that are more serious than having poor sleep quality. Check out the following 10 symptoms of heart diseases, and see what you might have missed!

1. Sweating

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You may need to go see a doctor if you're always in cold sweats for no particular reason. Symptoms like that could indicate your body is suffering from some severe diseases, which heart problems are included.

2. Swollen Ankles, Feet And Legs

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When you find yourself with swollen legs, ankles or feet, it might be caused by the lack of blood around these areas. One of the possibilities is that your heart fails to pump enough blood, so you may want to get examined at a local hospital.

3. Snoring

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Although everyone may snore a bit while asleep, an unusually loud snore could indicate something abnormal in your body. Such snoring may be the result of sleep apnea (briefly stopping breathing during sleep), which could also lead to heart issues. It'd be better to consult a doctor or get a sleep study soon.

4. Getting Exhausted Easily

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If easy tasks as climbing the stairs or carrying groceries are making you exhausted, you might want to pay a visit to the doctor for a heart exam. "These types of significant changes are more important to us than every little ache and pain you might be feeling," said Vincent Bufalino, MD, an American Heart Association spokesman.

5. Irregular Heart Beat

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If your heart tends to beat irregularly, and it's not caused by lacking sleep or having too much coffee, then you may really need some professional treatment.

6. Chest Discomfort

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You may already know that feeling pain, pressure or tightness in the chest suggests a heart attack. However, such continual chest discomfort could be symptoms of serious heart issues, and you'd want to go for a check before things get worse.

7. Lightheadedness

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In addition to other signs such as chest discomfort or irregular heartbeat, feeling lightheaded may also suggest having a heart attack. "It could mean your blood pressure has dropped because your heart isn't able to pump the way it should," Bufalino says.

8. Long-lasting Cough

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If you're suffering from a long-lasting cough, it might not just be a common cold. What's more, if you find white or pink mucus with the coughing, it might indicate heart failure. Still, check with your doctor and get proper treatment for unrecognizable causes.

9. Nausea, Indigestion, Heartburn, Or Stomach Pain

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According to Charles Chambers, MD, director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute, patients experiencing a heart attack can exhibit these signs. They may even vomit. Although other diseases or just eating the wrong thing can also lead to the same symptoms, keep in mind that they can also occur during a heart attack.

10. Pain That Spreads To The Arm

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Some patients suffering from heart diseases have been reported to feel the pain that starts from the chest and moves to the arms. Never neglect such signs and get emergency treatment if you are experiencing anything remotely similar.

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