When Is It Time to Visit a Cardiologist

CHEST DISCOMFORTS WITH LIGHT OR MODERATE PAIN

Any discomfort in the chest, even heartburn and recurrent indigestion, should be investigated by a Cardiologist.

IF YOU STILL SMOKE, REGULAR CHECKUPS ARE ESSENTIAL

If you are a regular smoker, cardiologist checkups are a must.

IF YOU HAVE REGULAR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

According to estimates, 45% of Americans suffer from high blood pressure. High blood pressure is often caused by hypertension in the veins. As the heart does more work, it is likely to wear out sooner.People suffering from uncontrolled high blood pressure often develop heart conditions.

DIABETES

Elevated blood glucose also takes a toll on the heart. Diabetics may experience damage to their blood vessels and also to the nerves that control the heart.

Type 2 diabetes patients are also more likely to have comorbidities, or a disease simultaneously present with another disease. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, and obesity can interfere with heart function.

IF YOU HAVE A FAMILY HISTORY OF HEART CONDITIONS

Heart problems are also genetic. Family history of diabetes and high blood pressurecan also predispose one to numerous heart conditions.

PREECLAMPSIA

Preeclampsia is a condition that might develop in an expectant mother with a rise in blood pressure. Women suffering from preeclampsia are four times more at risk of a heart failure.

IF YOU HAVE GUM DISEASE

Gum disease is a form of severe inflammation. We know this to be a major threat to the heart for anyone affected.

LEG PAIN OR UNEXPLAINED FOOT SWELLING

The main blood vessel that travels through the body also goes through the leg and foot. If you have a swelling in your foot or a pain in your leg without any apparent reason, there might be a blockage in that major vessel.