Common heart problems

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Common heart problems

  1. 1. Reported by: Andre Borbe & Jeremi Ngie
  2. 2.  Chest pain Pain in only one part of your body (or it may move from your chest to your arms, shoulder, neck, teeth, jaw, belly area, or back) Shortness of breath Palpitations (feeling like your heart is beating too fast) Extreme sweating Light-headedness, dizziness Nausea or vomitting
  3. 3.  Keep your blood pressure, blood sugar, & cholesterol under control Don’t smoke Eat a low-fat diet rich in fruits & vegetables Exercise daily Lose weight if you are overweight
  4. 4.  Breathlessness with exertion or even at rest Swelling of the legs, ankles and feet Bloating of the abdomen due to fluid buildup Fatigue Irregular heartbeats that feel rapid, pounding, or fluttering Dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting
  5. 5.  Long-term high blood pressure Heart valve problems Heart tissue damage from a previous heart attack Chronic rapid heart rate Excessive use of alcohol over many years Metabolic disorders such as thyroid disease or diabetes Pregnancy
  6. 6.  A fluttering in your chest A racy heartbeat (tachycardia) A slow heartbeat (bradycardia) Chest pain Shortness of breath Lightheadedness Dizziness Fainting or near fainting
  7. 7.  Diabetes Smoking Stress Certain medications High blood pressure Drinking too much alcohol or caffeine Overactive thyroid gland Blocked arteries in your heart
  8. 8.  Eat heart-friendly foods Increase your physical activity Quit smoking Cut back on caffeine and alcohol Reduce the amount of stress in your life
  9. 9.  www.health.yahoo.com  www.webmd.com  www.MayoClinic.com www.parents-and-kids.com  www.Livestrong.com www.downloadheart.us.com

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