3. High Levels of Anxiety and Stress
Anxiety and daily stress make a negative impact on your heart health. People who are suffering from anxiety put their hearts at a higher strain than people who do not experience stress. A constant state of worry, stress, and anxiety wears the heart down bit by bit, and after prolonged periods of such a state, your heart might be at risk of various diseases. Eliminating stress for your life will reduce the risk, but if you were prone to anxiety for much of your life, it is important to have a checkup to ensure whether the damage was not done already.
4. Swollen Feet, Ankles, and Legs
This condition is called peripheral edema. It happens when your heart has problems properly pumping the blood around your body, or when your blood vessels are stuffed with cholesterol. As a result, some of the blood leaks out and accumulated blood produces swelling. It usually happens in the lower parts of your body, such as feet, ankles, and legs.