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4 Subtle Signs You Could Have a Heart Problem  

Do you suspect there’s something wrong with your health, particularly your heart’s health? Even if you haven’t been diagnosed yet with a heart condition, it’s best to know whether or not you’re headed to one. Here are four subtle signs to watch out for; make sure to see a doctor if you’re concerned about them.

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  1. You Feel Extremely Tired

It isn’t just a lack of sleep, you just feel extremely fatigue. Think of how you feel when you have flu, except that this doesn’t go away. The unexplainable fatigue you feel is likely because the heart is struggling to pump blood and deliver oxygen to the body. However, don’t conclude you have heart problem from this alone.

  1. Your Feet are Swollen

While swollen feet can be caused by a variety of medical issues, such as varicose veins, pregnancy, and limited space for the foot to move around (e.g. tight shoes), it is also highly linked to heart conditions. Heart-related foot swelling is commonly accompanied by other symptom, such as fatigue and shortness of breath. If you experience such, see a doctor to be sure.

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  1. You Can Actually Hear Your Heart

Some people with a faulty valve hear their own heartbeat when they try to fall asleep. If you’re experiencing something like this, discuss it with your doctor to find out why. A pounding heartbeat could also be a sign of low blood sugar, anemia, dehydration and low blood pressure.

  1. Walking is Very Painful Sometimes

If regularly experience cramping of leg muscles and hip when you walk, climb, or move, see your doctor as this could be a sign of peripheral arterial diseases (PAD). If you’re diagnosed with PAD, there’s 50% chance that one of your heart arteries is blocked. The good news, though, is that PAD is a treatable condition.

A heart problem is a no joke. It is an often-imperceptible problem that could become fatal if left unattended. If you happen to exhibit any of these signs, take extra precaution and discuss this with your doctor as soon as possible.

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10 Unusual Ways to Cool Down Your Body

During hot weather, we always find some place to cool it down. As expected, there are so many ways to do it. One common way to combat the heat is going to the beach and plunge your bodies to the cold waters of the sea. Nevertheless, aside from going to the beach, there are other ways to cool down.

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1.       Consuming Some Protein

Foods that is high in protein produces metabolic heat. This can be obtained by eating nuts, eggs, seafood, peas, poultry and meat. Now, it is impossible it avoid all those foods, right? If you have consumed some of the mentioned foods, you have to put your wrists beneath a cold water just for five seconds more often because the vein that is located in the wrist is the primary passage of blood. Thus, whenever, you eat foods that are high in protein during summer, know your limits.

2.       Eating Spicy Foods

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It is true that we sweat once we eat spiced goods. The truth here is that, when a person sweats, his outer body part will be heated up. However, on the inner part of the body, the temperature cools down because the sweat that comes out is the heat that is generated by the body.

3.       Taking a Lukewarm Bath

A cold bath before bedtime is alluring. You need to cool down because of the tedious work for the whole day. Taking a bath with warm water is recommended if you want to lessen the hot feeling compared to using cold water.

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