Heart disease is an umbrella term for several heart conditions, including coronary artery disease and heart attack. Let’s find out the signs and symptoms specific to men’s heart disease for early detection and treatment.

Signs and Symptoms of Heart Disease in Men

While some men might experience no symptoms at all, here are some common signs and symptoms of heart disease in men to be aware of:

  • Chest pain or discomfort: This is often described as a squeezing, pressure, or tightness in the chest. It can also radiate to the shoulders, arms, jaw, neck, or back.
  • Shortness of breath: This can occur at rest or during exertion.
  • Pain in the arm, jaw, or shoulder: This pain can sometimes be mistaken for indigestion or heartburn.
  • Fatigue: This can be a general feeling of tiredness or lack of energy and is occasionally a non-specific sign of heart problems.
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness: This can be a sign that the heart is not pumping blood effectively to the brain.
  • Sweating: This can be a sign of a heart attack, especially if it is accompanied by other symptoms.
  • Swollen legs or ankles: This can be a sign of heart failure, a condition in which the heart is not able to pump blood effectively. The blood instead starts to pool.

Risk Factors for Heart Disease in Men

There are several factors that can raise a man’s risk of heart disease. Some of the most typical ones include:

Ways to Take Care of Your Heart

The good news is that there are many ways to reduce their risk of heart disease and live a longer, healthier life:

Heart disease is a serious health condition, but it is preventable. By making healthy lifestyle choices and managing your risk factors, you can significantly reduce your risk of developing heart disease. Don’t wait till you have a heart attack to take action. Start taking care of your heart today!

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