Heart disease

Several disorders come under heart disease. Heart diseases usually begin with trouble breathing and restlessness and can further worsen. Heart conditions comprise of:

  • A birth defect (congenital heart defect) muscular disease of the heart
  • Heart valve dysfunction disease of the blood vessels,
  • Coronary artery disease abnormal heartbeats (arrhythmias)

Symptoms

  • Chest pain
  • Excessive Fatigue
  • Change in skin color
  • Extreme anxiety, and fears
  • Fainting or loss of consciousness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness, Nausea, or vomiting
  • Palpitations
  • The feeling of an excessive or irregular heartbeat
  • Shortness of breath

Causes

Heart disease has numerous risk factors. Some are under control, some are not. These risk elements include, among others: - Lifestyle including smoking, alcohol dependence, and obesity

  • High blood pressure
  • Low levels of HDL, the "good" cholesterol, or high-density lipoprotein.
  • Physical Inactivity
  • High blood glucose levels raise the risk of heart attack, and stroke
  • Excessive Stress

Treatment

There are various main methods for treating heart disease:

Changes in the manner of life

A healthy lifestyle can help prevent heart disease. They can also help control the illness and stop it from getting worse. Diet can be one of the first things you attempt to change.

Diet A low-sodium, low-fat, and fruit- and vegetable-rich diet may help lower your risk of heart disease complications. One example is Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH).

Giving up smoking can aid in managing heart disease, much like regular exercise does. Additionally, making an effort to consume less invasive procedures or surgery
Surgery or another medical procedure may be required in some heart disease cases to treat the problem and stop the symptoms from getting worse.

Medications may be required for some types of cardiac disease. The doctor may advise taking medication to treat or manage the heart disease. Medication may also be administered to reduce or eliminate the possibility of problems. Your medication is chosen based on the type of heart condition an individual has.

Frequently Asked Questions

Some early signs of heart disease in elderly people are:

  • Pain and numbness in shoulders, arms, neck, jaw
  • Chest pain due to physical activity
  • Dizziness, headaches
  • Cold sweats
  • Shortness of breath
Heart disease symptoms may be different for elderly men and women. More often, elderly women experience less recognizable symptoms like shortness of breath, dizziness, fainting, pain, or discomfort in the body. Both elder men and women have to address their anxiety and depression as they are two mental health problems that might raise your risk of heart disease. Seek online geriatric counselling from the best psychologist in India, if you feel that you are going through a sadness or a depressive phase in your life.
Increasing age and a family history of heart disease are the non-modifiable risks associated with heart disease. Though, eating healthy, not smoking, healthy blood sugar levels and cholesterol can reduce the risk of heart disease. The risk of having stress and concerns that can have an impact on your mental health, increases. Talk to the best geriatric counsellor at TalktoAngel today.


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