Heart disease is fast becoming a common disease. But do you know how to recognise the symptoms of the condition? Here are some unusual signs of heart disease you should look out for.
Chest pain: A very common symptom of heart diseases -- chest pain can manifest as pain and tightness in your chest. So, it is best you don't ignore this symptom of a heart attack or a blocked artery.
Pain that radiates down your arm: Another fairly common symptom of a heart attack, pain down the arm is actually chest pain that feels like your arm is hurting. Clinically known as referred pain, during a heart attack, the pain usually radiates down the left arm.
Acidity: This symptom is often ignored and not paid too much attention, but acidity could be a heart attack too. Therefore it is best you consult your doctor if you have a history of heart disease.
Neck or jaw pain: This is often due to the radiation of pain from the chest up to the jaw and neck.
Fatigue: Your heart is responsible for pumping blood through your body and therefore when there is something wrong with its functioning, it leads to fatigue. A sign of heart disease, it is best to visit a doctor for proper diagnosis.
Dizziness: A sign of lack of blood supply to your brain, dizziness could indicate some kind of heart disease.
Snoring: A sign of sleep apnoea -- a condition where you cannot breathe properly when you sleep, leading to suffocation -- can put immense stress on your heart.
Constant cough: A rare symptom that could indicate heart failure. Coughing up pinkish or yellow sputum is a sign that your heart is unable to keep up with the demands of your body and is leaking blood back into your lungs.
Swollen legs and ankles: This is a sign that your heart isn't able to pump blood effectively, which causes your veins to bloat -- leading to swollen feet.
Irregular heart beat: This is something you might not be able to catch easily. Also known as palpitations, irregular heart beats are a sign of heart disease.