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What are signs and symptoms of heart disease?

What are signs and symptoms of heart disease?

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

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Heart Diseases (Definition)

Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems within his or her vascular system and heart, which includes both congenital birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging (atherosclerosis) of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks (obstructions of the arteries), damaged heart valves, heart muscle failure, and viral infections of the heart. Some major causes of heart disease include genetics, smoking, hypertension, high ...Read more


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What are the signs and symptoms of atherosclerosis?

What are the signs and symptoms of atherosclerosis?

Varied: it depends on the artery distribution. If arteries to the heart are affected patients can have chest pain or a heart attack. Arteries to the brain may or may not have symptoms but mini strokes and full strokes can occur. Build up in arteries to the legs lead to problems with walking and wound development. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of gallbladder disease?

What are the signs and symptoms of gallbladder disease?

Pain and nausea: Upper abdominal pressure discomfort with gas and bloated feeling after eating, may get upper abdominal pain and nausea, sometimes vomiting. Worse after eating some fatty or greasy foods. Pain can go into the right upper abdomen too. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and signs of Lyme disease?

What are the symptoms and signs of Lyme disease?

Lyme disease: In early stage, there is wide-spread itching, chills, fever, headache, muscle pain, feeling weak, neck stiffness. Later, there is weakness in muscles of face, pain & swelling in joints, heart symptoms. Later in advanced stage there is weakness, numbness, speech problems, & abnormal muscle movements. ...Read more

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What are the signs of heart disease?

What are the signs of heart disease?

Signs of heart dis.: Signs of heart disease can be many. And the signs can be similar to other conditions. Some of the possible warning signs are: chest pain or discomfort often radiating to the neck, teeth, or both arms or back, shortness of breath especially on effort, fluid retention with swelling of the ankles, palpitations, irregular heart rhythm, high blood pressure, black out spells, profuse sweating. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of celiac disease?

What are the signs and symptoms of celiac disease?

Lots: The clinical presentation of celiac disease varies from patient to patient with either typical intestinal symptoms (see earlier healthtap answers on this topic) or a host of atypical extraintestinal manifestations. Important complications include: malnutrition, osteoporosis, infertility, GI cancers. Up to 30% have persistent/recurrent symptoms, incomplete response, or refractory disease. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of parkinsons?

What are the signs and symptoms of parkinsons?

See below: Typically a resting unilateral tremor of hand and arm, expressionless face, stiffness and/or muscular rigidity, short unsteady steps with gait instabiilty, slowing of activities, trouble with drooling and swallowing, blepharospasm, constipation, a specific type of dementia; progressive deterioration which can be treated but not cured. ...Read more

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What are the signs of early heart disease?

What are the signs of early heart disease?

Often, none: While medicine has come a long way, there are things we cannot predict. Often the first sign of coronary artery disease is a heart attack. Things that can be controlled to delay this include: smoking cessation, blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol control, increase exercise, healthy diet. Family history and age give idea of how worried to be. ...Read more

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What are the signs or symptoms of heart arrhythmia?

What are the signs or symptoms of  heart arrhythmia?

Palpitations: Mostly patients report having palpitations, or feeling that heart is beating fast &/or strong. Some may feel lightheaded or dizzy. Occasionally serious arrhythmia may be associated with chest pain, and loss of consciousness (loc). Pt with palp and loc should seek medical attention immediately. Also, loc may be the only sign, especially during exercise, and needs immediate attention. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of diabetes?

What are the signs and symptoms of diabetes?

Multiple: The most common symptoms of out of control diabetes are excessive urination, excessive thirst, and unexplained weight loss. Other possible symptoms may be yeast infections, tingling in the feet, and blurry vision. But very importantly diabetes may have no symptoms therefore those at risk needed to be screened for diabetes. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of diabetes?

What are the signs and symptoms of diabetes?

Excessive thirst...: Classic symptoms of uncontrolled diabetes include excessive thirst, excessive hunger, excessive urination, fatigue, dizziness, blurred vision, and sometimes slow healing wounds or recurrent infections. If diabetes is suspected, you should see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of rickets?

What are the signs and symptoms of rickets?

Multiple symptoms: May include the following: leg, spine and/or hip pain, poor growth, bowed legs, protruding breast bone, muscle pain, delayed walking or refusal to walk, thickened wrists/ankles, bumps along the ribs. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of heart burn?

What are signs and symptoms of heart burn?

Chest abdominal pain: Heart burn many things to different people. Usually it refers to reflux or gastritis. Symptoms include pain or burning, belching, water brash (small amounts of vomit), and nausea. These symptoms can be worse after laying down or at night and are made worse with certain foods. It is difficult to distinguish from pain caused by other conditions including heart pain and worth seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of PKU?

What are the signs and symptoms of PKU?

Varying signs: PKU detection test is mandatory newborn screening in the developed world, including all 50 states in the US. The early s/s of PKU include seizures, microcephaly ( small head) other developmental delays, eczema etc. tests should always be repeated within 2 wks to confirm diagnosis. Earlier intervention by phenyl alanine free diet can reverse most signs. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of kidney problems?

What are the signs and symptoms of kidney problems?

Hematuria & Pain: Now often found at prenatal maternal/fetal ultrasound.. After birth large cystic, swollen kidney or large tumor sometimes causes visible bulge & can be palpated.Dark colored bloody urine can suggest nephritis, tumor or stone.Flank pain & percussion over lower rib cage could be pyelonephritis or obstructing stone. Thirst + large volumes of urine ?Diabetes insipidus(kidney can't concentrate urine. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of periodontal disease?

What are signs and symptoms of periodontal disease?

Warning signs are: Red, swollen, bleeding or tender gums. Loose or separating teeth and bad breath. Many people don't know they have this serious infection that can lead to tooth loss and general health problems if not treated. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and signs of kidney damage?

What are the symptoms and signs of kidney damage?

Good question: You should be concerned and seek medical help if you have diminished urine output, you are swelling and gaining weight, you have headaches due to high blood pressure, visual changes, have blood in the urine or difficulty urinating, foul smelling urine, pain in your sides etc.. The list is longer, but these are the most common symptoms. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of heart disease?

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

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What are signs and symptoms of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (heart disease)?

What are signs and symptoms of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (heart disease)?

Hypertrophic cardiom: The symptoms of a hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can vary from shortness of breath to chest discomfort to syncope or fainting. If you have a family history of this or sudden cardiac death at a young age, then you should see a cardiologist. If you are concerned, start with your primary physician and if there are any abnormal findings then see a cardiologist. ...Read more

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I am a women at 60 worried about heart disease and want to know what are the signs and symptoms ?

I am a women at 60 worried about heart disease and want to know what are the signs and symptoms ?

May be silent: Women & men are equally at risk for heart disease. The most eminent is coronary blood vessel narrowing, but in women especially, a vascular spasm can produce a clot and block the artery that bring oxygen to the heart muscle. Symptoms include chest pain- radiating to the jaw & left arm, along with sweating & shortness of. Breath. This is an acute event however, thus a checkup is warranted by md. ...Read more

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What are heart disease severe signs and symptoms that could be fatal indications? And what are patient's presentation when there are heart problems?

What are heart disease severe signs and symptoms that could be fatal indications? And what are patient's presentation when there are heart problems?

Heart disease : Risk factors for heart disease include smoking, family history of heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and obesity. Heart disease may present as chest pain, shortness of breath, excessive sweating, exercise intolerance or it may present atypically. Atypical symptoms related to heart disease include generalized weakness and is tougher to diagnose. If you have symptoms or risk factors see a doctor. ...Read more

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2000 pvcs on holter. No runs, all single. Not symptomatic. No signs or symptoms of heart disease. Should I have an echocardiogram? No insurance.

2000 pvcs on holter. No runs, all single. Not symptomatic. No signs or symptoms of heart disease. Should I have an echocardiogram? No insurance.

I will recommend : A stress echocardiogram to see how those PVC react to exercise and at the same time check the functional/structural capacity of your heart. Are you going to be involve in obama care/affordable health care act system? Look for info, may be a good alternative. ...Read more

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What is the most common symptom or sign to lead a pediatrician to suspect?Congenital heart disease?

What is the most common symptom or sign to lead a pediatrician to suspect?Congenital heart disease?

Murmur: A noise the blood makes as it flows through a narrow opening, your doc may suspect chd if newborn is having trouble breathing or oxegenating his blood. ...Read more

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Is dizzy light headed a common sign of cornary heart disease or we'll there be likely other symptoms ?

Is dizzy light headed a common sign of cornary heart disease or we'll there be likely other symptoms ?

Yes: It will be rare for dizziness to be the only symptoms for atherosclerotic disease. Other symptoms to look for chest pain, shortness of breath, and palpitations ...Read more

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What are symptoms of heart disease?

What are symptoms of heart disease?

Many: Common symptoms include chest pain/ tightness, chest pressure, shortness of breath, worse shortness of breath with exertion, jaw and left arm pain. Sometimes, however, people can be asymptomatic (without any symptoms) like women, diabetics and the elderly. ...Read more

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What are the known symptoms of heart disease?

What are the known symptoms of heart disease?

Many: Well first of all it depends on the type of heart disease. But common symptoms related to the heart would be chest pain, shortness of breath, passing out, fatigue, swelling of the feet, poor appetite, palpitations, weight gain or loss, and shortness of breath on lying down. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of heart disease in women?

What are the symptoms of heart disease in women?

Differences: Women tend to have the same symptoms for heart disease as men, but there are some differences. Women tend to have more shortness of breath and fatigue & less actual chest discomfort. Although it is not an "all or none discussion, " any symptom between the belly button and the mouth, front or back, including neck-shoulders-arms and jaw can be a sign of heart discomfort. Hrs, md, facc. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of heart disease in women?

Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of heart disease in women?

Same as men: Same as men but sometimes a bit different. Chest pain and shortness of breath are the most common, especially if associated with exertion, . ...Read more

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Doctors, what are symptoms of heart disease?

Doctors, what are symptoms of heart disease?

Chest Pain, breath: The problem with heart disease itself, is that it can result in catastrophic events, such as a heart attack, heart failure, or sudden death, when it's first diagnosed. If caught earlier; however, chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, & palpitations can be warning signs of disease. The main goal of management is early detection & treatment of risk factors. Call 911 if suspect heart attack. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of heart disease in down syndrome?

What are the symptoms of heart disease in down syndrome?

Multiple symptoms: Down syndrome can have multiple congenital heart disease which includes atrial septal defect, hypoplastic left ventricle, tetrology of fallot, transposition of great vessels and ventricular septal defect.Some defects can have very few or no sign and symtoms while other may have bluish tinted nails or lips or fast or trouble or others may tire easily when feedind, or to be very sleepy. ...Read more

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Does a normal EKG mean my heart is fine? I had mild symptoms of heart disease, so my doctor did an ekg. It was normal. Does this mean i definitely don’t have heart disease?

Does a normal EKG mean my heart is fine? I had mild symptoms of heart disease, so my doctor did an ekg. It was normal. Does this mean i definitely don’t have heart disease?

In a way yes: Since you have a normal ekg it means that you did not have a heart attack in the past. However a notmal ekg cannot r/o coronary artery disease. Stress test and echocardiography should be done to assess your coronary arteries and your cardiac structure. ...Read more

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How much of a higher risk for heart disease does someone with Frank’s sign (or the beginnings of it) have as opposed to the rest of the population?

How much of a higher risk for heart disease does someone with Frank’s sign (or the beginnings of it) have as opposed to the rest of the population?

Controversial: Some say that the risk of cardiovascular disease for people with Frank's sign is not significantly elevated. There appears to be no association in people who have diabetes. For others, the risk may be increased from your baseline risk by up to 1.5 times. See this review of the studies for and against a risk:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3448193/ ...Read more