Most people think that the symptoms of heart disease are obvious – a sudden, crushing feeling in the chest and shooting pains down the arm. But there are several warning signs that can also be associated with heart problems. Here are 7 hidden signs to watch out for…
1. Swollen feet
You might find that your shoes feel tight, or your feet feel sore and visibly swollen with no obvious explanation. It might be accompanied by sudden weight gain.
Why: As blood flowing out of the heart slows due to heart disease, blood returning to the heart gets backed up. This causes fluid to build up in the tissues of the feet, abdomen, ankles and legs.