the patient is advised to get a heart check urgently.
2. Impotence in men
Yes, you read that right! Deterioration in virality can be traced upstairs to the heart. While not prevalent, men with heart failure issues struggle to achieve or sustain an erection.
This is attributed to a degrading supply of blood from the genitals. Yes, this is triggered by the inability of the heart to pump blood. Such impotence can be linked to atherosclerosis.
The latter is a condition where plaque piles up in the arteries distributing blood to the genitals.
3. Coldness in limbs
Are your limbs – legs, feet, arms, and hands – feeling unusually chilly? If so, there could be issues with your heart.
While uncommon, such coldness in limbs happens when in an attempt to make up for the insufficiency in blood supply, the body reallocates blood supply meant for specific body parts like the hand to more critical organs like the brain.
Commonly, such reallocation of blood results in a slashed blood quota to body extremes, commonly the limbs. Now starved of the warmth derivable from their blood supply, these limbs begin to feel strangely cold and chilly.
These conditions, as said, are rare and not easily linked with heart failure. This makes it essential to request a comprehensive heart failure diagnosis when you meet your healthcare provider.
Such would unveil the type of heart condition – be it systolic heart failure or the diastolic variant – and the most suitable treatment regimen to manage the