About 610,000 Americans die from heart disease each year, with it being the leading cause of death for both men and women. Most people solely think about chest pain or labored breathing when it comes to detecting heart problems, but there are more lesser known signs.
One sign is the swelling of the lower legs and feet, which comes from fluid retention, called peripheral edema. While this isn’t always caused by heart disease, when it is, it’s due to the heart not pumping blood properly, resulting in fluid from within the blood vessels leaking out into the tissue.
Another sign of heart disease is Xanthoma, which is a skin condition in which certain fats build up under the surface of the skin.
Those who have heart disease may encounter weight gain, if you are experiencing irregular weight gain it’s suggested to go see a doctor.
A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which lies behind the iris and pupil, being the most common cause of vision loss in people over 40.
Research has shown that people with cataracts have a higher risk of heart disease.
Another sign of heart disease is coughing during the night, this could be because of a buildup of fluid in the chest.