The 10 heart health symptoms you shouldn’t ignore


The 10 heart health symptoms you shouldn’t ignore

Heart disease kills hundreds of thousands of people across the world every year.

But you could be ignoring some of the key signs of poor heart health.

Feeling dizzy when you stand up quickly and swollen legs are just some of the symptoms you should never let go unchecked, experts say.

Dr Ameet Bakhai, a cardiologist at Spire Bushey Hospital in London, said people often ignore the signs ‘until it’s too late’.

And he revealed a healthy adult should be able to run up two flights of stairs, stand up quickly without dizziness, hold their breath for 20 seconds and squat on the toilet – providing they have no other health conditions.

See the symptoms you shouldn’t ignore:

  1. Dizziness on standing up quickly
  2. Shortness of breath
  3. Difficulty bending down
  4. Palpitations
  5. Tightness of the chest
  6. Arm pain – neck or upper arms (often the left)
  7. Difficulty standing up
  8. Chest discomfort (excluding tightness)
  9. Swollen legs
  10. Frequent extra or skipped heartbeats

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