Coronary heart disease (CHD), previously called ischaemic heart disease, is a chronic or acute violation of the blood supply to the myocardium (muscle layer of the heart), resulting in an insufficient supply of oxygen to the heart. This occurs when arterial blood enters (or does not flow at all) to the cardiac muscles in limited supply due to coronary artery disease. The acute form of IHD is chronic myocardial infarction. The symptoms of IHD give a chance to detect it faster, but it can even manifest in people who seemingly do not have the conditions for the development of IHD. Therefore it is worth to know what signs can show the presence of coronary artery diseases. The sooner a violation of the blood circulation of the vessels is detected, the more successful the treatment would be.
The primary IHD symptoms are:
-Dyspnoea; may occur either during a fast walk or climbing the stairs or with quiet movements.
-Arrhythmia; interruptions in the work of the heart, heart palpitations.
-Hypertension; sharp jumps and increased blood pressure.
-Tension on stenocardia; pressing pains, feelings of left shoulder dislocating behind the breastbone, pushing the neck.
-Myocardial infarction is similar to an angina pectoris attack, but it cant be stopped by drugs. Very severe pain in the heart. This symptom indicates a peak in the development of IHD and in itself is a life-threatening violation of the heart muscle.
However, often the development of the ischemic disease is slow and in the first stages, its almost asymptomatic (few people pay attention to the tingling sensation in the region of the heart and a slight shortness of breath). To identify the disease in its initial stage, it is necessary to regularly undergo a preventive examination with a cardiologist and therapist.
Everyone knows that its easier to prevent a disease than to cure it. That is why you should not neglect measures that preserve the health of your blood vessels and arteries. First of all, people must eliminate all risks that lead to the occurrence of IHD, which can be done by quitting smoking, reducing alcohol consumption to a minimum and refusing to eat fatty foods and foods with high cholesterol levels. Also, be more involved in cardio based exercises, like walking, biking, dancing and swimming. This will help reduce weight (if there is excess) and strengthen the walls of the blood vessels. Once every six months or year, you need to undergo a blood test to check for blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
Ischemic heart disease is, unfortunately, still one of the most common diseases on the globe and, even more sadly, is not completely curable. The process of maintenance therapy can be long and extremely difficult for the patient and his family.
Experts in our clinic in London will help to restore and strengthen the health of the body and prevent the development of IHD symptoms.