Coronary Heart Disease

Know Thine Own Heart!

Do you know your own heart? Many men and women will say ‘Yes’. So, we say chest pain, irregular heart beat, cold sweat, pain in the arm, and so on. It’s true, those are typical symptoms. But, do you know that those are the symptoms of a man’s heart attack!

Women often have tiredness, fatigue, abdominal pain, nausea, dizziness or shortness of breath as initial symptoms of a heart attack without ever experiencing chest pain!!

According to recent studies, coronary heart disease is the number one killer in today’s world. Women are no exception to this anymore. Modern day lifestyle with barely any physical activity has caught up on both the sexes alike. There are various kinds of coronary disease, and it is important that you go for a thorough medical check up. This will give you the advantage of knowing your own heart condition and the cause.

The right diagnosis and treatment is very vital. It is important to familiarize yourself with the different types of heart disease, particularly the one you suffer from. The most common types are:

Angina

Heart attack (Myocardial   Infarction  or MI)

Heart failure

Arrhythmias

Cardiomyopathy

Pericarditis

Congenital heart disease, and

Atrial fibrillation

Listen to your heart! The symptoms can range from mild to severe depending on the condition of the heart. Moreover, the symptoms of heart diseases are also similar, so it is very important that you know thy own heart!

Be thankful for the symptoms! If it were not for the symptoms, how would we ever know that something is wrong with us in the first place? Do not ignore the symptoms. Don’t be afraid of the warning signs. Get medical attention and act on it now!