Are Your Symptoms Caused by Heart Failure?
Heart failure is a chronic, progressive condition in which the heart muscle is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs for blood and oxygen, resulting in fatigue and shortness of breath, and leading to serious health complications over time.
Could You Have AFib?
It is estimated that between 2.7 million and 6.1 million people in the United States have atrial fibrillation and this number is expected to increase as the population ages. When a person has AFib, the normal beating in the upper chambers of the heart is irregular, and blood doesn’t flow as well. This increases the risk for DVTs, heart attack, and stroke even when the condition is asymptomatic.
Do Your Legs Hurt?
In the United States, more than 18 million Americans suffer from Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) which is the hardening of the arteries — also known as “atherosclerosis” — in the limbs, often the legs. Approximately 20 percent of individuals over the age of 60 have PAD, and many of those with PAD do not experience any symptoms, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Are You At Risk For Heart Disease?
Heart disease generally refers to conditions involving narrowed or blocked vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain, or stroke. Other conditions, such as those that affect your heart’s muscle, valves, or rhythm are also considered forms of heart disease. Men are more likely to experience chest pain while women are more likely to have other symptoms along with chest discomfort, such as shortness of breath, nausea, and extreme fatigue.