During the 20-month period between 2020 and 2012, COVID-19 accounted for 1 in 8 deaths (or 697,000 deaths) in the United States. Heart disease was the number one cause of death, followed by cancer, with these two causes of death accounting for a total of 2.15 million deaths.
Heart disease encompasses a range of conditions that affect the heart, which include:
- Blood vessel disease, such as coronary artery disease
- Irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias)
- Heart problems you’re born with (congenital heart defects)
- Disease of the heart muscle
- Heart valve disease
Many forms of heart disease can be prevented or treated with healthy lifestyle choices.
Heart disease symptoms depend on the type of heart disease.
Symptoms of heart disease in the blood vessels
Coronary artery disease is a common heart condition that affects the major blood vessels that supply the heart muscle. Cholesterol deposits (plaques) in the heart arteries are usually the cause of coronary artery disease. The buildup of these plaques is called atherosclerosis which reduces blood flow to the heart and other parts of the body. It can lead to a heart attack, chest pain, or stroke.
Symptoms of coronary artery disease can include:
- Chest pain, chest tightness, chest pressure and chest discomfort (angina)
- Shortness of breath
- Pain in the neck, jaw, throat, upper belly area or back
- Pain, numbness, weakness or coldness in the legs or arms if the blood vessels in those body areas are narrowed
Heart disease symptoms caused by diseased heart muscle (cardiomyopathy)
Early stages of cardiomyopathy may not cause noticeable symptoms. But as the condition worsens, symptoms can include:
- Dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting
- Feeling short of breath during activity or at rest
- Feeling short of breath at night when trying to sleep or waking up short of breath
- Irregular heartbeats that feel rapid, pounding, or fluttering
- Swollen legs, ankles, or feet
Heart disease symptoms caused by irregular heartbeats (heart arrhythmias)
The heart may beat too quickly, too slowly or irregularly. Heart arrhythmia symptoms can include:
- Chest pain or discomfort
- Fainting (syncope) or near fainting
- Fluttering in the chest
- Racing heartbeat (tachycardia)
- Shortness of breath
- Slow heartbeat (bradycardia)
Heart disease symptoms caused by heart valve problems (valvular heart disease)
The heart has four valves — the aortic, mitral, pulmonary, and tricuspid valves. They open and close to move blood through the heart. Many things can damage the heart valves. A heart valve may become narrowed (stenosis), leaky (regurgitation or insufficiency), or close improperly (prolapse).
Depending on which valve isn’t working optimally, symptoms can include:
- Chest pain
- Fainting (syncope)
- Irregular heartbeat
- Shortness of breath
- Swollen feet or ankles
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In regards to the heart, three minerals are imperative for the heart’s optimal functioning, a deficiency in any of the three will lead to heart disease. Magnesium, calcium, and potassium. Magnesium is needed for the heart muscles to relax and expand, while calcium is required for the heart muscles to contract, and potassium helps trigger your heart to squeeze blood through your body. If you are experiencing a heart attack, and you’re in the ER they will inject liquid magnesium into your heart to stop the attack.
Being sufficient in these three minerals can eliminate almost every heart-related issue.
I’ve personally had both a calcium and magnesium deficiency which both caused me at different times to wake up in the middle of the night with my heart racing and pounding. But once I added each mineral, the pounding stopped. It’s very difficult to have a potassium deficiency unless you have kidney issues, but if you suspect you have a potassium deficiency definitely at it to your diet.
It’s important to know that we are not going to gain proper mineral nutrition from foods in America. Due to the fact that the commercial farm soils are void of minerals, and the NPK fertilizers they use only contain nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium.
See my article on kidneys disease.
See my article on Magnesium.
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