Heart Health Symptoms You Should Never Ignore, According to Doctors

If you are having a heart attack, symptoms are usually strong and will arise suddenly. Unfortunately, when it comes to heart failure, the symptoms aren’t so obvious, and usually don’t develop overnight. In fact, if your heart is failing, you might not experience any symptoms at all.

One of the most important ways to take care of your heart health is simply knowing the signs and symptoms—whether they are incredibly subtle or extremely obvious. Eat This, Not That! Health spoke to several of the nation’s top physicians to help you spot them and act before it’s too late. Read on,

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Heart Disease Risks You Didn’t Know About, Say Doctors

Eat right, get regular exercise, avoid tobacco, limit alcohol—by now, you’re probably familiar with the keys to preventing heart disease. But recent studies have highlighted some other, lesser-known behaviors and situations that can be just as harmful to your heart as subsisting on Big Macs and puffing away on a pack a day. Chances are, you haven’t heard about them—until now. Read on to find out more—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss these Sure Signs You Have “Long” COVID and May Not Even Know It.

A new study published in the Journal of

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Health Problems to Watch For After 60, Say Doctors

It’s a simple fact of science: Aging brings an increased risk of certain chronic health issues. But that doesn’t mean you need to prepare yourself for decades of infirmity. Knowing the most common health problems after 60—and how to prevent them—can allow you to reduce your risk and perhaps avoid them entirely. These are the conditions to watch for, according to doctors. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss these Sure Signs You Have COVID and May Not Even Know It.

Heart disease is still the #1 killer of Americans, with the majority

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Young people are experiencing rare cases of heart inflammation after getting coronavirus vaccines, but doctors say the risk of COVID-19 is far greater

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Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine. Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

  • Young people who got COVID-19 vaccines have reported higher rates of heart inflammation.

  • The CDC is investigating whether there’s a link between the Pfizer and Moderna shots and these events.

  • Even if there is a link, doctors said, the risk from COVID-19 is far greater than from the vaccines.

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Young people who received the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna coronavirus vaccines have reported higher-than-usual rates of heart inflammation and swelling, US health officials said on Thursday.

The findings are preliminary and

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Doctors Explain What Your Resting Heart Rate Should Be and Why It Matters

A lot of workouts focus on getting your heart rate up and reaching your target heart rate in order to burn fat, improve your endurance, and more. But what about when you’re not working out? Your resting heart rate is an important indicator of your overall health and physical fitness. POPSUGAR spoke to two experts to get the lowdown on just how low your heart rate should go.

Why Is My Resting Heart Rate Important?

Your resting heart rate is just as it sounds: it’s how fast your heart beats when you aren’t doing anything. “It is the heart rate

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Ways You’re Damaging Your Heart Without Realizing It, Say Doctors

Despite decades of heart-health campaigns, heart attacks are still all too common: Each year, 715,000 people will have a heart attack, or one every 44 seconds, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although the stereotypical symptoms and causes of a heart attack are well known — chest pain and a diet high in saturated fat, for example — there are many common risk factors and behaviors doctors say their patients don’t realize can lead to a heart attack, but they wish they knew. Eat This, Not That! Health asked a group of top MDs to reveal those

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