Signs that you may suffer from the heart
Factors that can put your heart health at risk
Lack of physical activity accentuates other risk factors such as obesity, hypertension or high levels of LDL cholesterol.
Specialists agree that active people are less likely to develop heart conditions, although genetic factors are involved in them.
Heart failure occurs when the heart does not function properly and cannot pump the blood needed by the body. Some symptoms that the heart is failing are:
Feeling short of breath with difficulty breathing.
Need pillows or get up to sleep.
Fatigue or weakness; feeling short of breath (like we can't fill the chest when inspiring or trying to fill it with air).
Swelling with fluid retention that is usually at the level of the ankles and may appear after a few hours of getting out of bed.
Persistent cough or nocturnal cough.
Sensation of inflammation of the abdomen and poor digestion or loss of appetite.
Weight gain not justified (usually by retaining liquids).
It is important to know that heart disease can be prevented, so you have to have routine tests to rule out, first, high levels of lipids in the blood.
High levels of bad cholesterol (or LDL) accumulate within the walls of blood vessels and narrow the passages. Sometimes a clot that gets stuck can form and can cause a heart attack. On the other hand, high triglycerides contribute to harden the arteries or thicken the arterial walls, which increases the risk of cardiovascular events.
People with diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and high blood sugar levels are associated with an increased risk of suffering a cardiovascular event, so in their diet they should avoid excessive consumption of foods high in fat saturated and sugars, and increase the consumption of fruits, vegetables and nuts.
Similarly, consuming too much alcohol can weaken the heart, dilate it and decrease its pumping force, which causes heart failure.