Heart Disease: Symptoms or no symptoms…how to recognize the signs

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BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC 33/FOX 44)
February is American Heart Month. And since Heart Disease is the number one killer of men and women in the U-S, we wanted to shed some more light on the warning signs and symptoms.

Chest pain and shortness of breath are the signs we most often hear about when it comes to heart disease. But experts say your body doesn’t always give you such overt signs. And since heart disease covers a number of cardiovascular related illnesses, the symptoms vary from one to the other.

Here are a few symptoms of heart disease:
*Discomfort, pressure, heaviness or pain in the chest
*Shortness of breath
*Heart palpitations (irregular heartbeat)
*Nausea, sweating and dizziness
*Numbness, weakness and coldness in the arms and legs
*Some people have mild or no symptoms, so it’s important to know your numbers:
-Cholesterol
-Blood pressure
-Blood sugar

Experts recommend calling 911 or going to the emergency room if you experience any extreme symptoms that could possibly be related to your heart.



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