Heart health begins with you.  Ultimately, no one - not even your doctor - can tell you if you are experiencing the classic-symptoms of health issues.  Knowing what the early signs of heart problems can be the difference between life and death.

So what are some of those signs of potential problems?

Caring.com put together a listing of 7 signs that you need to watch for.  Many of these symptoms are common sense, but it pays to be educated. If you experience any of the following classic signs, you're advised to contact your physician:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Aching chest or shoulder
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Puffy/swollen legs or feet
  • Sore, swollen, or bleeding gums
  • Sleep problems/apnea
  • Sexual problems

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