10 Warning Signs Your Heart Isn't Working Properly

ten warning signs that your heart's not working properly according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about 610 thousand people die from heart disease each year in the US alone there are tons of factors that can cause a person to develop our problems but most of them come down to poor lifestyle choices the good news is that your body gives you signs and warnings early on so that you can catch an illness in its early stages or even prevent it altogether so here are 10 of the most common red flags that indicate bad heart health if you notice any of them consult your doctor immediately 10 pain that spreads to the arm if their heart isn't working properly a lot of men feel pain in their left arm while women experience the same pain in either or both arms some women also report experiencing unusual pain in the elbow right before having a heart attack this happens because the pain from your heart travels to your spinal cord where tons of your body's nerves are connected so your brain gets confused and thinks that your arm is physically hurting when it's really not 9ak off that won't quit a persisting cough can be a symptom of all kinds of health issues and cardiovascular disease is one of them for instance a chronic cough that produces a pinkish bloody liquid is very common in people with heart failure despite what it sounds like heart failure doesn't mean that the heart completely stops beating it just means that a person's heart is in pumping blood as well as it should be as a result of the body doesn't get enough oxygen since it's carried to all the tissues by the blood however chronic cough can be a sub symptom of a much more serious symptom called this Mia or sudden loss of breath this may also indicate serious heart disease eight swollen legs ankles and feet when your heart isn't pumping enough blood through the body fluid from your blood vessels leaks into surrounding tissues your lower extremities are the most affected simply due to gravity this condition is called peripheral edema and many people who suffer from it don't in fact have heart problems such swelling may appear due to liver malfunction hypertension pregnancy injury altitude sickness or even when you sit without moving for a long period of time but still it's quite common among people with heart disease so you should pay close attention to it 7 nausea and loss of appetite a lot of heart disease patients show a lack of appetite nausea or both even if they've just had a couple bites of food the reason for that is built-up fluid around the liver and intestines that interferes with proper digestion these symptoms are usually accompanied by abdominal pain upset stomach or feeling bloated in fact abdominal cramps that come and go and short spurts are extremely common right before a heart attack so if you're experiencing several of these symptoms at once you should see your doctor immediately six extreme levels of anxiety several studies by the American Heart Association have shown that people who suffer from extreme anxiety from a very early age or most of their life are more prone to developing coronary heart disease anxiety can be caused by either a really stressful lifestyle or different problems like reoccurring panic attack and strong phobias some of the effects anxiety has in your heart to include tachycardia or abnormally rapid heart rate increase blood pressure which over time can lead to coronary heart disease and decrease chance of surviving a heart attack five lightheadedness or fainting feeling light-headed and experiencing temporary loss of consciousness also known in the scientific community as syncope is super common among heart patients like we mentioned earlier when the heart isn't pumping enough blood to all the organs and tissues they don't get the sufficient amount of oxygen they need well the brain is affected by this oxygen depletion too and if blood flow is being blocked by a clogged artery or the narrowing of a valve it can result in an extremely threatening and potentially fatal condition called cardiac syncope those who are at a higher risk of dying from cardiac syncope include people aged 60 and older those with a known heart condition men more so than women and people who often faint during exertion or while laying on their back if you ever feel shortness of breath and pass out easily call a doctor immediately and have your heart checked for your skin becomes paler or takes on a bluish tint being naturally pale doesn't necessarily mean you have a heart condition but sudden paleness can be a result of reduced blood flow due to a heart that's not pumping blood as effectively as it should be shock which can be caused by any condition that prevents the blood and your body from circulating properly is the main reason why people who are suffering from a heart attack or heart failure turn pale all of a sudden this shock induced paleness can appear all over the body or on a certain body part like a limb if you notice that you've gone pale recently don't panic check whether you're suffering from shock or if it's from some other issue like decreased number of red blood cells a condition called anemia three skin rashes or unusual spots two separate studies one published in the Journal of allergy and clinical immunology and the other conducted by the American College of Cardiology showed that eczema and shingles are high risk factors for developing heart disease people with eczema were found to have a 48% chance of suffering from high blood pressure and a 29% possibility of having high cholesterol they also found that those with shingles were 59 percent more likely to have a heart attack than people who don't have this condition two chronic or sudden fatigue fatigue can be one of the main symptoms indicating an impending heart attack women are more likely to experience heart related fatigue than men with 70% of female heart attack patients reporting that they felt extremely tired before their episode physical or mental activity isn't the reason for such exhaustion and it increases by the end of the day if it's due to a failing heart it's really hard for this symptoms to go unnoticed sometimes it's exhausting just to perform even the simplest tasks like making the bed or taking a shower one increased perspiration excessive sweating can also be an early warning sign of an upcoming heart attack it might occur at any time of day or night again this symptom is seen in women more often than in men the scary part is that it's all too often confused with hot flashes or night sweats both of which are typical in menopausal women people experience flu-like symptoms have clammy skin and sweat regardless of the air temperature or physical exertion sweating seems to be more excessive at night and you often see damn bedsheets by morning the areas that sweat the most are the palms feet top of the head and chest remember that prevention is better than cure you can do your heart good by maintaining a healthy lifestyle in which exercise plays a major role avoid fried or processed food and staying as far away as possible from smoking and excessive alcohol consumption it's also worth mentioning that the symptoms we've discussed today don't necessarily appear in every heart disease patient but they are some of the most common warning signs of this affliction so stay alert and take care of yourself do you know any other symptoms that are a red flag for approaching heart disease let us know in the comments below and remember to hit the like button and subscribe to our Channel this way you'll stay with us on the bright side of life


  1. So, guys, in what age do you think it's necessary to begin caring for the health?

    Btw, you can reduce your heart attack risk by 80%

  2. My arm hurts now,i coughed twice,my feet hurt,im kinda woozy,im nervous,im faint,my butts white,and my taint is red,im tired,im alittle moist what should i do

  3. I got here because my brain is telling me my legs hurt, but there is no physical pain ;-; I'm crying because it "hurts" so much but I dont feel physical pain

  4. Everything you said is true and facts because I was having all of this symptoms before I was diagnosed with heart failure and anemia in my blood. In God I trust but God's blessings upon you for helping lives.πŸ™πŸ€πŸ‘‚πŸ’ž

  5. I developed a lot of these symptoms last year, and on May 10th I was diagnosed with cancer. It turns out that I had a mass in my chest pushing up against my heart and airways, and it was so bad, I was admitted straight to the ICU! So never take anything for granted!!

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  7. I’ve suffered from chest pain and when I saw vid my arm starting to hurt lol the chest pain is not related to heart cuz It gone away when I drank water or if I change my body form and the pain goes away but the arm pain is still hurt lol and it started to hurt when I think of it I know bad English

  8. Guys it's simple just put on your pair of canvas and start walk to work daily and you won't find any problem at all…excercise regularly..

  9. When u sick u check google – u get cancer. When u sick u check YouTube – u get worst rarest disease ever known to mankind.

  10. Is that why I feel sick to my stomach and lightheaded/dizzy a lot. I practically live on otc motion sickness medicine. It is worse in the summer.

  11. I had all these symptoms last may. Dr. took Xrays and found nothing. Did tests over night and still told me everything came back normal.
    This was not the first time but the third time I went in for this
    Each time they sent me home with a bogus reason.
    I get heart palpitations or chest pain/ pressure often, about one a month.
    I had chest pain/ pressure, cold sweat, fatigue, nausea, faintness pain down one arm, blurred vision, weakness, shortness of breath, and deep thumping heart beat.

  12. I don't know about ya'll…but this has me scared!
    I'mma need a couple double bacon cheeseburgers to help calm me back down!

  13. There are only so many pain and discomfort feelings that encompass all disease and sickness, that’s why we get tested and treated by doctors, to determine possible outcomes of illness and disorder. My heart attack resembled acute reflux, so for 4 days, I wasn’t aware that I was having a heart attack. Yes my left arm was tingling, light headedness, fatigue and some nausea prior to seeing the doctor. I was given 2 ECGs and told if the pain persisted to go to the hospital. Nether ECG had missed the oncoming attack. That night around 11pm I started to have increased sweating shaking and disorientation. Finally I realised something was radically wrong and tried to find my keys to get to the hospital, but being disoriented, I couldn’t find them or ring for a cab. In despair, I dialled our emergency number for an ambulance, and by this time I was in a state of shock. On arrival the paramedics put me strait onto an ECG machine, correctly this time, as the earlier tests missed the back of my chest, ( so I was told later) The Para medic said β€œ your having a heart attack” me, who spends hundreds on alternative preventative medicines and supplements etc. I was in too much pain in the middle of my chest to worry about dieing from my ordeal and even the pain relief didn’t take the agony away.
    So acid, reflux symptoms sturnam chest pain, accompanied by left arm tingles and lightheadedness and ongoing shaking were my warning signs. I had had a STEMI with a coronary occlusion, leading to a heart attack of the left inferior coronary artery. I am 68 and 10 months away from the attack and still do not feel right.
    Exercise and diet are the reasons why and I needed to address, if I’m to have a future.

  14. Yep I have a bad issue when I feel one little thing I freak out and literally just look up what happened to me right away and then I see all these different diseases I start to freak out and I get bad anxiety. I regret watching this now πŸ˜„

  15. When I had my heart attack, I thought I had a bad case of indigestion. It lasted about an hour and I was extremely uncomfortable. My husband wanted to take me to the ER, but I wouldn't go. Three weeks later, I was so weak I could barely walk. When I saw my doctor, she called my husband and told him he either had to come pick me up and take me to the ER or she would call an ambulance. I had a 99% blockage of the Widow Maker and could have died. Women do not realize that they are having a heart attack as it can be so different from what their male counterpart may experience.

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