Symptoms of Cardiovascular Disease
Heart disease is a difficult disease to detect in its early stages, as it usually produces no symptoms.
Often referred to as a silent killer, heart disease and cardiovascular disease do not produce overt symptoms while in its early stages, although heart disease is a disease that takes many years to develop.
There are however some symptoms that is indicative of the possibility of heart disease and cardiovascular disease, and these symptoms include:
- Chest or arm discomfort during activity
- Unexplained feeling of fatigue
- Shortness of breath
- Feelings of dizziness or nausea
- Abnormal heart beats (palpitations)
In most cases, individuals are alerted to their heart disease through a heart attack or a stroke.
Symptoms of a heart attack include:
- Chest discomfort that lasts longer than a few minutes or comes and goes in succession
- The spreading of pain from the chest to one or both arms, back, jaw, or stomach
- The presence of cold sweats and the feeling of nausea
Some warning signs of a stroke include:
- Sudden numbness, particularly on only one side, of the face, arm, or leg
- Sudden confusion particularly trouble speaking or understanding
- Sudden trouble in seeing either in one or both eyes
- Sudden loss of balance or coordination
- Sudden feeling of dizziness
- Sudden appearance of a severe headache with no known cause