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      Thomas Carr

        This post was made to spread awareness about the different heart related illness out there and how the possible symptoms of these diseases.

        First of all, Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a general term for conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels. It’s usually associated with a build-up of fatty deposits inside the arteries (atherosclerosis) and an increased risk of blood clots. It can also be associated with damage to arteries in organs such as the brain, heart, kidneys and eyes NHS Cardiovascular disease

        Cardiovascular disease comes in many different forms however the most common are as follows:

        – Coronary heart disease – Coronary heart disease occurs when the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle is blocked or reduced.
        – Strokes and TIAs – A stroke is where the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off, which can cause brain damage and possibly death.
        – Peripheral arterial disease – Peripheral arterial disease occurs when there’s a blockage in the arteries to the limbs, usually the legs.
        – Aortic disease – Aortic diseases are a group of conditions affecting the aorta. This is the largest blood vessel in the body, which carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body.

        Source: 4 Main examples of CVD in the UK

        The British Heart Foundation have listed 11 different symptoms of heart disease that you should be aware of:

          1. Chest Paints (often describe it as ‘an elephant sat on my chest’ or ‘it felt like a tight band around my chest,’ that sort of constricting feeling)
          2. Feeling Sick (If you experience intense chest pain even when you are just sitting around doing nothing and you are also feeling sick)
          3. Stomach pain or indigestion (an indigestion-type pain or a burning sensation in your chest or stomach can be a sign of a heart attack or related heart problem)
          4. Feeling sweaty
          5. Leg pain (gripping, cramping sensation in your calves)
          6. Arm pain (especially the left arm)
          7. Jaw or back pain
          8. Choking sensation
          9. Swollen ankles
          10. Extreme fatigue
          11. Irregular heartbeat
          Source: BHF – 11 signs you might have heart disease

        • This topic was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by Thomas Carr.
        • This topic was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by Thomas Carr.
        • This topic was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by Thomas Carr.
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