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8 Surprising Signs of Heart Disease in Men!

By Nikita Banerjee +2 more

India is on its way to become the heart disease capital of the world. A sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy eating habits, diabetes, and stress are major contributors to this trend.  Almost half of the urban men and one-third of rural men suffer from some kind of heart disease. There can be many causes that may affect heart health. Many of them cannot recognize cardiac trouble. Only when they experience a heart attack, they become aware of the problem. Since prevention is better than cure, it is better to be wary of the symptoms that point to cardiac problems.  Some signs and symptoms of heart disease in men.
  1. Constriction in the Chest
This is one of the more common signs of heart trouble. If you have been experiencing any pain, tightness or any pressure in your chest, please consult your doctor immediately. The feeling of discomfort comes and passes and may last from a few minutes to a few hours.
  1. Physical Exhaustion
Unexplained fatigue and severe exhaustion are significant signs of heart disease. Many men cannot even climb stairs or even walk small distances before an impending heart attack. Notice if you are unable to do the regular chores, especially if you could do them without any issues earlier. Some heart trouble could be brewing, and you should not ignore it.
  1. Erectile Dysfunction
One of the main reasons for erectile dysfunction is that insufficient quantities of blood are reaching the penis. Plaque buildup reduces the flow of the blood and causes damage to the blood vessels. This stands true for the heart and the other extremities. If someone is facing persistent erectile dysfunction, they must get checked for heart problems.
  1. Snoring
Sleep apnea is when there are breaks in breathing while one is sleeping. Some symptoms of this are gasping for breath mid-sleep, feeling exhausted in spite of a regular bedtime and snoring. The pauses in breathing can lead to raised blood pressure, stress on the heart and increased risks of heart disease.Also Read: What is a Fever Dream? Understanding Its Causes and Implications
  1. Sweating
Sweating without any strenuous activity? This could signal a heart attack. Call for an ambulance as it would be dangerous to drive yourself to the hospital.
  1. Tummy Troubles
Nausea, heartburn, indigestion or stomach ache could point to heart problems. Some people even heave up and vomit. These symptoms could also be because of a stomach bug, but if the symptoms increase on physical exertion and reduce on rest, then they are because of some cardiac issue.Also Read: What Causes Night Sweats in Men: Insights from Medical Research
  1. Pain in the Arm or Jaw
One of the more telling signs of heart disease is the pain that radiates from the chest towards the arm, specifically the left arm and the jaw.
  1. Lightheadedness
Suddenly feeling dizzy and having chest pain or feeling breathless? Rush to the hospital. Lightheadedness happens because of a sudden dip in blood pressure.Seek medical attention if you suffer from any of these symptoms. If you have diabetes, hypertension or a family history of heart trouble, you are at risk.Also Read: 8 Signs of Heart Disease in WomenDisclaimer: The information provided here is for educational/awareness purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for medical treatment by a healthcare professional and should not be relied upon to diagnose or treat any medical condition. The reader should consult a registered medical practitioner to determine the appropriateness of the information and before consuming any medication. PharmEasy does not provide any guarantee or warranty (express or implied) regarding the accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability or usefulness of the information; and disclaims any liability arising thereof.Links and product recommendations in the information provided here are advertisements of third-party products available on the website. PharmEasy does not make any representation on the accuracy or suitability of such products/services. Advertisements do not influence the editorial decisions or content. The information in this blog is subject to change without notice. The authors and administrators reserve the right to modify, add, or remove content without notification. It is your responsibility to review this disclaimer regularly for any changes.

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Washington Mbiuki

Very good educative information

Manav Sodhi

Thank you, glad you liked it.