10 Silent Signs of Heart Trouble You Shouldn’t Ignore

There are different types of heart diseases. The most common signs and symptoms of these diseases include dizziness, shortness of breath, fatigue and discomfort. On their own, each symptom may be common, non-specific, and episodic. But when you have at least two of the symptoms together or if they are recurrent, you should be cautious and consult a doctor immediately. Read through our comprehensive list below to identify the potential signs and symptoms of heart disease.

Too many people still miss heart trouble

Is your heart healthy? Eight out of 10 men and women with scarring on their heart muscle—evidence of a previous heart attack—had no clue their heart had been in danger. The name for this kind of heart trouble is silent myocardial infarction (SMI).

One reason people nay miss SMIs is that they don’t listen to what their heart is telling them. Here’s how to understand your heart’s language and figure out if you have an unhealthy heart. (You can monitor your heart’s health at home with these doctor-approved products and devices.)

Signs of heart trouble: You get easily fatigued doing any physical activity

young woman tired during at home workout

If you usually run a mile every day with ease but suddenly are overcome with a flu-like fatigue, that may be a sign your usually healthy heart is not pumping enough blood throughout your body. “Activities that used to be easy and now are suddenly met with new difficulty can be a red flag that something is wrong,” says Erin Michos, MD, associate professor of medicine and director of preventive cardiology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Maryland.


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