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What are warning signs of heart disease?

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Sometimes heart disease doesn't have symptoms, so it's hard to know that you have it. Here are a few warning signs:

  • Chest pain
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association: "Diabetes Symptoms."

American Heart Association: “Obesity.”

ANAD: "Binge Eating Disorder."

Binge Eating Disorder Association: "Treatment Options and Providers."

Cleveland Clinic: "Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease."

Cynthia Bulik, PhD.

McElroy, Susan L. Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, 2012.

NAMI: "Binge Eating Disorder," "Symptoms, Causes and Diagnosis."

National Diabetes Education Program: "4 Steps to Manage Your Diabetes."

NHLBI: "High Blood Cholesterol: What You Need to Know," "What are the Health Risks of Overweight and Obesity?"

Raevuori, A. International Journal of Eating Disorders, July 2014.

University of Rochester Medical Center: "Binge Eating Disorder."

UpToDate: "Binge Eating Disorder in Adults: Overview of Treatment," "Bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder in adults: Medical complications and their management," "Eating Disorders: Overview of Treatment."

World Health Organization: "Cardiovascular Diseases."

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on September 28, 2020

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association: "Diabetes Symptoms."

American Heart Association: “Obesity.”

ANAD: "Binge Eating Disorder."

Binge Eating Disorder Association: "Treatment Options and Providers."

Cleveland Clinic: "Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease."

Cynthia Bulik, PhD.

McElroy, Susan L. Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, 2012.

NAMI: "Binge Eating Disorder," "Symptoms, Causes and Diagnosis."

National Diabetes Education Program: "4 Steps to Manage Your Diabetes."

NHLBI: "High Blood Cholesterol: What You Need to Know," "What are the Health Risks of Overweight and Obesity?"

Raevuori, A. International Journal of Eating Disorders, July 2014.

University of Rochester Medical Center: "Binge Eating Disorder."

UpToDate: "Binge Eating Disorder in Adults: Overview of Treatment," "Bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder in adults: Medical complications and their management," "Eating Disorders: Overview of Treatment."

World Health Organization: "Cardiovascular Diseases."

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on September 28, 2020

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