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How to Know if Your Heart Isn't Healthy

February 16, 2015

We’ve all heard of the classic symptom of heart attacks – sudden pain in your chest. But there are many other symptoms that can occur. Even though many of us think we are too young to experience a heart attack, heart disease affects women of all ages, even those who are active and appear healthy. If you’re trying to conceive a baby, you want to make sure your heart is as healthy as possible to keep you and your fetus supplied with the nutrients and oxygen you need.

 

Symptoms of Heart Attacks
 

  • Shortness of breath

  • Sweating too much

  • Vomiting or nausea

  • Pain in the jaw or back

  • A feeling similar to a strained muscle in the upper arms or chest

  • Prolonged fatigue

  • Discomfort in the chest
     

Unfortunately, many of these symptoms are also common for other ailments, such as anxiety or the flu. And sometimes we attribute them to being run-down from the busyness and stress of life.

 

The good news is that you can work to avoid heart disease and a heart attack, keeping your body strong for conception. Track your blood pressure and cholesterol, exercise regularly, and avoid smoking. If something doesn’t feel right, talk to a doctor.

 

If you’d like to know how your heart is doing and how it might affect conception, give us a call at 717-747-3099 or click here to schedule an appointment. 

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Melanie Ochalski 
  

P.S. There are many treatments for infertility, which can include hormones. Once you’re sure your heart is in shape, check these out.

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