The third symptom we covered during Heart Healthy Week was swollen ankles. This may be a sign that less blood is moving to the kidneys, which causes you to retain fluid and water, resulting in swelling or weight gain.
Lightheadedness or confusion, our fourth symptom, can also be a warning sign. Your brain needs a constant fresh supply of oxygen, carried in the blood. With heart failure you may have difficulty concentrating.
The fifth and final symptom we covered during Heart Healthy Week was fatigue or weakness for no obvious reason. If the heart is not pumping enough blood to the major organs and muscles, you'll feel run-down.
Have you or a loved experienced any of these symptoms? Speak to your doctor about how to take care of your heart.