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Signs its time to see a Cardiologist

6 Signs It’s Time to See a Cardiologist

April 1st, 2022

Machines work well depending on how well they are serviced and maintained. When they are breaking down, they give signs, make a lot of noise, and their output generally decreases. That’s how it is with the heart! The heart is like a machine that functions actively in every human. When it gets overworked, it gives signs that it needs to be paid extra care. It’s at that point that a visit to a cardiologist is necessary.


Who is a cardiologist?  

A cardiologist is a physician who specializes in heart-related medical problems. Cardiologists follow normal medical procedures with their patients like other medical doctors. The difference is that they follow procedures for patients who have or may be at risk of having heart problems. Cardiologists:


  • Suggest diets suitable for their patients
  • Counsel patients about heart-related diseases and their risks
  • Treat heart attacks, heart failure, and other heart-related issues
  • Prescribe drugs to their patients


Signs It’s Time To See A Cardiologist

The heart is likely to wear out if it’s not properly cared for. And when it does, it gives warning signs. Below are some of these signs you shouldn’t ignore:

1. Chest pain

This is one of the signs of a contingent heart problem. It can also be a sign of an impending heart attack. Although not all chest pains are signs of any heart disease, it is only reasonable to suspect that it is related to the heart, seeing as the heart is in that region.

You must see a cardiologist who will determine what’s wrong, if the pain you feel is related to the heart, and corrective steps to take to feel better.


2. Chest pain that extends to your arm

This is another common sign of a heart attack. The pain might feel like it spreads from your chest. It might also emerge from just the arm, and it can be both. Meeting a cardiologist will help in pinpointing the problem. It’s not hard to find a cardiologist around. Just turn on your phone’s location and search “Health center near me” or “Community health centers near me” to find the ones in your neighborhood.


3. Lightheadedness

This symptom isn’t solely related to the heart. However, heart-related lightheadedness is usually accompanied by chest pain and/or shortness of breath. When this happens, your blood pressure has probably dropped, and this might also mean that your heart’s efficiency has reduced. Any organ’s decline in efficiency simply means there’s a problem with the organ. You should see a cardiologist immediately.


4. Swollen feet

This can be a sign that the heart doesn’t pump blood as well as it normally should. Blood backs up in the lungs when the heart doesn’t pump fast and that causes bloating.

Another reason for bloating can be heart failure because it makes it harder for the kidney to remove excess water from the body. But then, there’s nothing like being sure. Only a cardiologist can clarify if it’s heart-related or not.


5. Irregular heartbeat

By irregular heartbeats, we mean how your heart beats after running or jumping. It could be a symptom of impending heart failure. If you experience this, it’s better to visit the cardiologist and clarify what’s up.


6. Unusual exhaustion

Suddenly feeling easily fatigued by casual things you used to do easily — things like jogging, taking a stroll, or climbing the stairs — shows there’s a problem somewhere. Unusual fatigue is a significant change in how our bodies work, and it’s meant to be taken seriously. Make your way to a cardiologist as soon as you can!


Final words:

The heart is the most important part of the body and it should be treated that way. If you feel any of the symptoms above, don’t hesitate to reach out to us here. We’re always available to answer your questions and help you get the medical attention you may need.


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