10 Skin Signs of Heart Disease | Coronary Artery Disease | Heart Failure | Heart Attack

10 Skin Signs of Heart Disease | Coronary Artery Disease | Heart Failure | Heart Attack | congenital heart disease | signs that you have a heart disease

Here in this video we have discussed skin signs of heart disease. This will help you to identify a few early signs so that you can avoid future heart related complications by taking necessary precautions.

Swelling in your feet and lower legs:
Rapid lower extremity swelling with no visible or known injury could be a sign of a serious condition like a blood clot or abnormal heart function.

Blue or purple color on your skin:
When you’re extremely cold, your skin can turn blue (or purple). It is normal.
But, If an area of your skin is blue (or purple) when you’re warm, that can be a sign your blood isn’t getting enough oxygen. In medical term we call it cyanosis

Livedo reticularis:
Here you may see a blue or purple net like pattern on their skin when they feel chilly. When their skin warms up, this pattern disappears. It’s also possible to see this pattern when taking certain medications like minocycline.

Xanthelasma & Xanthoma:
If you see yellowish-orange growths on your skin, you may have deposits of cholesterol under your skin. These painless deposits can appear in many areas, including the corners of your eyes, lines on your palms, or the backs of your lower legs.
Clusters of waxy bumps that suddenly appear on your skin:
Sudden appearance of waxy bumps on your skin can look like a rash, warts, or a contagious skin condition called molluscum contagiosum. In this video we have shown a picture for better identification. 

Finger clubbing:
Nail clubbing occurs when the tips of the fingers enlarge and the nails curve around the fingertips.

Red or purple lines under your nails:
If Red or purple dots of blood under the fingernails appear without a known injury, they may be signs of heart disease or a heart infection called infective endocarditis.

Painful lumps in your fingers and toes:
If you have a heart infection known as infective endocarditis, several painful lumps can develop in your fingers and toes. They can last for a few hours to several days.

Reddish or brownish discolouration:
You can see Red or brown spots on your palms and soles which are also seen in infective endocarditis or heart infection.

Smooth, waxy lumps on your skin:
You may notice smooth, waxy lumps on your skin. They often indicate that there’s an abnormal buildup of protein in an organ, such as your heart.

Nevertheless, the above mentioned skin signs are typical appearances of heart disease; however, they can also be associated with other diseases too. So its important to discuss it with your doctor for the further evaluation.


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