COMMON SIGNS YOU MAY HAVE A HEART PROBLEM
A weak, tired, or failing heart affects the whole body and can have debilitating effects. So catching early signs of heart conditions can be life-saving. Here are some common, yet subtle symptoms that may mean you have a heart irregularity.
While fatigue can be attributed to a number of conditions, it could also indicate some sort of heart condition. If you suffer from unexplained tiredness, it could mean that your heart is not pumping blood through your body well enough, or perhaps some sort of blockage or valve issue. Associated conditions include congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, or valvular heart disease.
Lower limb swelling can be a sign of heart failure, especially in the legs, ankles, or feet. If you have puffed up so much that your finger leaves an indent when you touch your body, it might be time to check with a medical professional.
PAIN WHILE WALKING
Leg pain, or difficulty walking, can be a sign of bad circulation. The cause? The main organ behind blood flow is your heart and could be a sign of Atherosclerosis.
Dizziness or light headedness can sometimes be attributed to not having enough blood flow to the brain. This could mean a few heart-related problems such as Arrhythmia, high or low blood pressure, valvular heart disease, or congestive heart failure. If you feel dizzy when you stand up – get yourself checked out.
SHORTNESS OF BREATH
Another sign you may have a weakening heart will be shortness of breath, also known as dyspnea, which presents itself when you exert your body or lie down.
Don’t put this down to the feeling you might just be a little out of shape, if you find yourself gasping for air after a small amount of exertion, such as walking out to the car or up a set of stairs, it could be heart-related.
HOW TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE CAN HELP
Our heart can only be as healthy as the rest of our body. Traditional Chinese Medicine, or TCM, focuses on a holistic approach view of the body to synchronise the mind, body, and spirit – essential for a healthy heart.
So treat your heart at Melbourne’s best TCM store, ThisHerb. Our Waverley and online store is stocked with Salv Tonic, a well-known TCM used to treat cardiovascular issues. Salv Tonic’s 100% natural herbal formula targets chest pain and reduce vascular diabetic complications, and is currently undergoing Phase II FDA clinical trials for unstable angina – the first remedy of its kind tested in the West.
Read how ThisHerb’s Salv Tonic improves heart health.