It’s a morbid cardiologist joke that the first symptoms of a heart attack are the actual deal itself. That is the actual heart attack itself. It may be funny for them in some twisted manner, but it is scary for a victim and their families. But the good news is it’s just a joke and not really true because our body keeps giving us subtle hints of an impending attack and if we are careful enough to notice them, we can start the medical intervention immediately before it’s too late. In this article, we highlight seemingly harmless, even innocuous signs about health problems which we unfortunately ignore. But, these are glaring red flags hinting something is seriously wrong with us. A small crease on the ear or white spots all across the body which is barely visible, even excessive yawning can be signs of an impending stroke. Here are 12 unusual signs of heart disease that can easily be observed with the naked eye.
Xanthomas are small fatty specks that appear out of nowhere on our eyelids, buttocks, elbows, or knees and are usually harmless. These are fat deposits which are a sign of excess cholesterol and which our blood vessels can’t contain. They are then dropped under the skin and start protruding externally under the skin. This means your blood vessels need immediate help as they are most likely affected by atherosclerosis, which is a harbinger to a dangerous cardiac problem.
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2Yawning during intense exercise
Not many people know that our body has several ways to cool off apart from sweating, like yawning! It actually helps saturate the body with oxygen and reduces our internal body temperatures. However, if this natural thermoregulation process fails to work even after a hard exercise or physical activity, it’s time to get a bit worried. If we are constantly yawning after workouts it can signal potential heart problems.
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