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Symptons Of Heart Problems
None to many: Heart disease may exist silently for decades and still be lethal. Symptoms are for the lucky ones that then have an opportunity to sort them out before catastrophe. Common symptoms may include chest discomfort, shortness of breath, fatigue, palpitations, but need to know that women may have somewhat different symptoms. Risk factor assessment/management and judicious testing may help. ...Read more
Symptoms: Chills and chest pains can emanate from conditions which affect the heart, but using such symptoms to establish a specific diagnosis without more historical info and a full physical exam and some testing is not the manner in which medicine is practiced. If you feel you may have heart disease, or are concerned about how you are feeling you should be seen and evaluated professionally. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: If the thyroid is overactive it can cause palpitations and cause blood pressure to go up. The heart can beat faster. One can feel discomfort as a result. These changes can also make one feel short of breath. If the thyroid function is really low, fluid can build up around the heart (rare) & the heart rate can be slow. This can cause shortness of breath too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends on defect: It depends on what kind of defect it is. Some defects have no symptoms, some have mild symptoms such as faster breathing, difficulty eating, increased sweating while feeding. And some defects are life threatening causing low oxygen levels in your body and without surgery or other type of intervention within hours of delivery may be lethal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart disease: Common signs and symptoms of heart disease are chest pain, especially with exertion, shortness of breath, easy fatigue, weakness, sometimes left arm, jaw or back pain, with exertion, and sometimes palpitations. See your or cardiologist, for a thorough history and physical exam, and to determine whether further testing is indicated. ...Read more
Many!: Heart attacks can have many different symptoms depending on the person. Chest pain is the most known one, but other things like a stomach ache or dizziness or shortness of breath, can also be a symptom. If you have no history or heart disease, and do not use drugs that may cause heart damage, or have a family history of early heart disease, a heart attack is not common at your age. Get checked. ...Read more
What kinds of diseases can cause shortness of breath, besides heart related and blood clot issues?
Many: Shortness of breath (sob) can be a symptom of many conditions other than heart and blood clot issues. Pulmonary conditions are a major example, ...Asthma, reactive airway disease, copd, bronchitis, pneumonia, etc, anxiety can even cause sob. If you're sob, see a dr. For an eval and work up. (if you smoke, stop). Good luck. ...Read more
Palpitations: Palpitations are an awareness of your heart beating, since most of the time we are not aware of our heart. This can be due to a fast heart rate, a slow heart rate, or an irregular heart rate. This can also happen in times of stress or anxiety. There really isn't a good way to diagnose it but they are usually benign if your heart is structurally normal. Would discuss with your primary physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the signs and symptoms of left sided heart failure due associated with decreased cardiac output?
Congestion: Breathlessness, especially with exertion. Easy fatigability. Impaired exercise capacity. These are early signs. Without treatment, one becomes short of breath resting, especially when lying down (orthopnea) and at night (paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea). Eventually the right heart also fails leading to swelling (edema), abdominal fluid (ascites and effusions), and cachexia (wasting). ...Read more
What are the signs and symptoms of left sided heart failure associated with decreased cardiac output?
Swelling: The left side of the heart pumps blood throughout your body. When it fails, it decreases blood flow to organs. This can cause kidney injury, liver injury, fatigue, shortness of breath with little exertion, swelling of the feet and legs, fluid build-up in the lungs, and difficulty sleeping flat due to shortness of breath. Medications and diet are important for this disease! ...Read more
Classically: Angina pectoris =substernal pressure, pain with radiation to the neck or left or right arm and shoulder. Some will have abdominal pain-and be confused with gallbladder or stomach symptoms. Ladies seem to have less classic// or tolerate pain better than men. Relief with Nitroglycerin is very suggestive. A feeling of impending doom, pallor, sweating suggest a bad day! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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