Everything is connected in the body: an imbalance or pathology of one organ inevitably affects other parts of the whole. This also applies to diseases of the cardiovascular system. It is known that some diseases are among the factors that increase the risk of developing heart and blood vessel diseases: atherosclerosis, hypertension, obesity, and diabetes. An impulse to the development of infectious diseases of the organs of the cardiovascular system can be angina, flu , stomatitis, tuberculosis or otitis media. But this is not a complete list of ailments that can adversely affect heart health.
Osteochondrosis and heart disease
At first glance, osteochondrosis and heart disease have nothing in common. This is actually not the case.
Osteochondrosis affects the spine, causing deformation of its elements. When changing the shape of the intervertebral discs, their displacement or the formation of a hernia, unpleasant symptoms in the form of pain are only often problems. Nerve fibers that conduct nerve impulses to various organs and systems of the body leave the spinal cord. If these fibers are pinched or squeezed, malfunctions begin in the work of the organ to which they belong.
When squeezing the fibers innervating the heart and blood vessels, dangerous diseases can develop, from increasing blood pressure to arrhythmias.
In turn, some heart diseases can sometimes give symptoms similar to manifestations of osteochondrosis: pain in the left arm, shoulder, under the shoulder blade, in the lower jaw and in the cervical region. Paying attention to such symptoms is vital: similar pain can occur with myocardial infarction.
Asthma and heart disease
Asthma is most directly related to heart disease. This applies to bronchial and cardiac asthma.
In bronchial asthma, arterial hypertension, which is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, almost always develops with age . Due to impaired blood movement in the lungs, the heart is subjected to additional stress and wears out faster. In addition, the heart muscle suffers from a lack of oxygen due to constant shortness of breath.
Cardiac asthma occurs in acute heart failure caused by a malfunction of the left ventricle. Manifested by severe shortness of breath, up to suffocation, often leads to a sad outcome without emergency medical attention.
The cause of cardiac asthma can be hypertensive crisis, myocardial infarction, cardiosclerosis, IHD, etc.
Arrhythmia: heart disease
Arrhythmia is a violation of the normal rhythm of heart contractions. Arrhythmia can occur due to malfunctioning of the nervous system. Nerve impulses are distorted, causing irregular, too fast, or overly rare heart contractions. Violation of the conductivity of electrical impulses can occur due to scarring in the muscle, insufficient blood supply, with coronary heart disease , cardiomyopathy and heart defects.
Most often, arrhythmia is not life threatening, with a few exceptions: atrial fibrillation. In this case, the heart begins to miss one of the phases of the cycle: there is no reduction in the atria. The muscle fibers of the heart cease to act in concert, contract and relax synchronously. The atria, instead of rhythmic contractions, begin to “flicker” – to jerk randomly, knocking other parts of the heart out of rhythm. As a result, the efficiency of the heart decreases so much that it can lead to death.
Arrhythmia as a heart disease is not entirely correct; rather, this phenomenon should be attributed to the symptoms of heart disease.