Identify Heart Disease
- Chest pain is often taken for granted by most people. In fact, the pain in the chest is one of the symptoms of heart disease and blood vessels. Therefore, the number of symptoms associated with heart problems need to be identified early so that patients can be treated quickly and effectively. "There are some symptoms of heart disease that is often overlooked community so that eventually the illness gets worse," said a specialist heart of Hospital Pantai Indah Kapuk, Linda Lison, Saturday (19 / 7), the seminar layman entitled "Sehatkah Your Heart", in the auditorium of the Hospital Pantai Indah Kapuk, Jakarta.
A number of physical complaints that should watch out for symptoms of heart disease is chest pain, pounding, rapid fatigue, shortness of breath, there is a history of frequent fainting, shortness when sleeping on your back, some organs of the body was blue, and abdomen and the legs to swell. Other symptoms experienced when someone is attacked by heart disease is a severe pain in the chest, accompanied by vomiting. "Feeling depressed or like overwritten load, pain, pinched, squeezed, and burning in the chest can spread to the left arm, neck and back," Linda added.
Patients with heart disease may also experience shortness of breath or choking, cold sweat, weak pulse, and fell unconscious. Physical complaints would be reduced by the break and added weight when patients move. "If there is the condition of chest pain, then the first aid thing to do is lay people, rest until the pain decreases or disappears, do the giving oxygen, and then call the doctor, and take it to the nearest hospital," he said. If relief beginning late, so there are symptoms of heart disease, treatment will not be optimal, even fatal to the sufferer.
In order not to be attacked coronary heart disease, prevention efforts that can be done is to check cholesterol levels of LDL or "bad" cholesterol and blood pressure regularly. Another way is to adopt a healthy diet, including not eating too much and avoid foods that contain fat and alcohol, balanced with physical activity. "The risk factors of heart disease also need to be controlled. If you have risk factors that can not be modified with lifestyle changes, then check heart health regularly is the best move, "said Linda.
So far, there are a number of risk factors that can not be modified, namely the age of the older, sex, and no family history who suffered heart problems and blood vessels. Meanwhile, a number of risk factors can be modified with lifestyle changes is the dyslipidemia, such as high LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes or diabetes mellitus, smoking, overweight or obesity, and lack of exercise. "HDL Cholesterol serves to move the bad cholesterol from blood vessel walls. While LDL cholesterol is actually damaging and clogging of blood vessels, "he said