Common But Overlooked Symptoms of Heart Problems

Not everyone with heart disease experiences chest pain. Other symptoms can instead be the warning signals that alert the sufferer to heart disease. In fact, any symptom that has the appearance of provocation by exertion, thereafter being relieved by rest, can be related to the heart. Other symptoms beyond chest pain can be the clue to a problem with the heart; this is especially true in people with such underlying risk factors as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, a sedentary lifestyle, and tobacco use.

Nausea, Indigestion, Stomach Pain, or Heartburn

There are those who experience these symptoms while having a heart attack; vomiting is even possible. These symptoms are more likely to be reported by women than by men. Of course, upset stomachs have a variety of potential causes. But with these feelings and risk of heart problems, a doctor should be informed of the circumstances.

Dizziness or Lightheadedness

Perhaps standing up too fast is the culprit or a lack of sufficient food or beverage. But a sudden feeling of unsteadiness along with shortness of breath or chest discomfort means that a doctor should be notified at once. The cause could be the blood pressure having dropped due to the heart being unable to pump properly…



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