In terms of morbidity and number of deaths, pathology of the cardiovascular system takes the first place worldwide. Every year there is a decrease in the age of patients suffering from “heart diseases” and an increase in the percentage of disability among the population suffering from cardiac diseases.
Therefore, doctors strongly recommend that you take responsibility for your health and immediately contact a cardiologist when the most insignificant at first glance symptoms appear.
What symptoms should alert you?
Frequent increase in blood pressure (BP). Its high numbers are a risk factor for stroke, heart attack, and chronic heart failure. An examination by cardiologists will help to find out the cause of the increase in blood pressure, and then the specialist of cardiocarellc.com will give recommendations on how to normalize it.
Pain in the chest behind the sternum. If pain appears during physical work, radiates to the neck, left arm, under the left shoulder blade and disappears after exercise, this is a reason to immediately consult a doctor.
Interruptions in the work of the heart. Rapid (more than 90 beats per minute) or slow (less than 40-50 beats) heartbeat may indicate the development of serious cardiac pathologies.
- Loss of consciousness and dizziness. Such symptoms, as well as darkening in the eyes, severe weakness without loss of consciousness, often develop as a result of heart rhythm disturbances, heart defects, and strokes.
- Shortness of breath is one of the important signs of heart failure.
- Swelling of the legs. They appear with many heart diseases, so this symptom should not be ignored.
- High cholesterol. High cholesterol levels can lead to myocardial infarction, stroke, and vascular lesions in the legs. The cardiologist will give advice on how to lower cholesterol and maintain it at the required level.
However, it is necessary to contact a cardiologist not only when complaints appear. Due to the fact that cardiac problems today are increasingly occurring at a young age, it is recommended that all people over 35 years of age undergo periodic heart examinations. Even if your condition is satisfactory.