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Heart Disease Signs & Symptoms

10 tips to prevent heart diseaseMillions of people around the world are affected by heart disease. Heart disease is a broad term that includes a variety of conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels, including coronary artery disease, heart attack, and heart failure. While heart disease is typically associated with adults, children and teens can suffer from it as well.

When you look deeper into what heart disease is, you find many different conditions. The most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease (CAD). This occurs when the arteries that supply blood to the heart become narrowed or blocked, which can lead to a heart attack. Symptoms of CAD can include chest pain, shortness of breath, and fatigue. A heart attack occurs when the blood flow to a part of the heart is blocked, which can lead to damage or even life-threatening damage that can destroy the heart muscle itself. Symptoms of a heart attack include chest pain or discomfort, shortness of breath, and pain or discomfort in the arms, back, neck, jaw, or stomach. Heart failure is a condition in which the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. Symptoms of heart failure include shortness of breath, fatigue, and swelling of the legs and ankles.

While these are just a few conditions of heart disease, it is important to understand the risk factors that are associated with it. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, obesity, and diabetes are all common risk factors of heart disease. It is also important to know if there is a family history of heart disease, which could put you at higher risk. To reduce the risk of heart disease, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Exercising regularly, focusing on a healthy diet, and not smoking are all great ways to help reduce your risk.

While regular checkups with your doctor are highly recommended in general, it is important to seek medical attention if you do start experiencing symptoms of heart disease. This can not only prevent heart disease, but catch it before it can permanently damage your heart.

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At Community First ER, we are committed to providing you the best possible care now and always. With adult and pediatric emergency care available, we have a team of board-certified medical and surgical specialists we consult to help manage our patients and their medical emergencies. We form relationships with local doctors to ensure that our patients have access to the best specialists for their individual needs. You can call ahead and discuss your symptoms at any time.

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