Many elderly people suffering from heart disease lack knowledge of their early symptoms, while some young people do not pay much attention to chest tightness, palpitation and other symptoms, often thinking that it is nothing to do, and they will pass it after enduring it. It is these thoughts that delay the optimal treatment time.
In addition to the common palpitations, precordial pain and other well-known symptoms, heart disease often has some body surface symptoms. If we pay attention to these premonitory symptoms, we can find them early and treat them early.
these body surface symptoms include:
Shortness of breath occurs when doing some slight activities or in a quiet state, but it is not accompanied by cough and expectoration. This condition is likely to be a manifestation of left ventricular dysfunction.
If your face is gray and purple, and your expression is indifferent, it is a critical face in the late stage of heart disease. If your face is dark red, it is the characteristic of rheumatic heart disease and mitral stenosis. If it is pale, it may be a sign of mitral insufficiency.
If the nose is hard, it indicates that the heart has accumulated too much fat. If the nose tip is swollen, it indicates that the heart fat may also be swelling or that the heart lesion is expanding. In addition, a red nose often indicates heart disease.
The skin of patients with chronic heart failure and advanced pulmonary heart disease can be dark brown or dark purple. The skin, mucosa and extremities are blue purple, indicating that the heart is hypoxic.
Heart patients have different degrees of tinnitus in the early stage. If there is a continuous wrinkle in your earlobe, it is very likely to be caused by coronary atherosclerosis.
If a rib protrudes from the clavicle to the earlobe, as thick as the little finger, it is likely to be right heart dysfunction.
The weather is very good, but there are bursts of pain in the left shoulder and the inner side of the left arm, which may be coronary heart disease.
Hands and feet
The ends of the fingers or toes are obviously thick, and the nail surface is convex like a drumstick, which is common in patients with chronic pulmonary heart disease or congenital cyanotic heart disease.
Lower limb edema in middle-aged and old people is often a manifestation of blocked venous blood return due to cardiac insufficiency. If you often have palpitations and asthma, only squatting can relieve it, which is a unique manifestation of cyanotic heart disease.