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The Silent Killer: What You Need To Know About Heart Disease

Early detection is key when it comes to heart disease. Many individuals, especially older people and diabetics, don't feel any symptoms of heart disease until it has progressed and become more severe. To know if you have heart disease, get a checkup from your doctor, who will order tests like blood work and an EKG. It is critical to have regular screenings with your doctor because they can detect heart disease early on before it becomes more serious.

Occasionally, you may experience symptoms such as

  • chest pain or discomfort, pressure or tightness in the chest,
  • epigastric discomfort, dyspnea (shortness of breath),
  • fainting attacks,
  • sweating, and more.

If you believe you might be experiencing any signs of heart disease outlined above, see a doctor immediately. Time is crucial when dealing with this illness.

How do you know if you are at risk of coronary heart disease?

If you have metabolic syndrome, it is sure that you are at risk of coronary heart disease. Metabolic syndrome is a combination of medical conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and obesity that increase your risk for coronary artery disease.
By controlling these factors, you can significantly lower your chances of developing coronary artery disease and lead a healthier life.

How To Stay Away From Silent Killer

Fortunately, there are many opportunities to prevent from heart disease being happened.
One way to do this is to get an annual heart screening package done at JCI-accredited hospitals in Thailand. This package typically includes a physical examination, an investigation of triglyceride levels, an ankle-brachial index, an exercise stress test (EST), an electrocardiogram (EKG) checkup, and an echocardiogram. All these tests help to diagnose coronary artery disease before it progresses too far.

Apart from getting regular heart screenings, lifestyle modifications like

  • doing exercise regularly,
  • eating a balanced diet, and
  • quitting smoking can also be beneficial.

How To Treat Silent Killer

According to the severity of your heart disease, you have three treatment options:

  1. Lifestyle Modification
  2. Medication
  3. Surgery such as Heart Bypass Surgery or Coronary Angioplasty

If you believe you might be experiencing any symptoms of the heart disease mentioned above, seek medical attention immediately. With this illness, time is of the essence.


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