The BHF also warns that eating too much salt can increase the risk of developing high blood pressure. It explains having high blood pressure increases the risk of developing coronary heart disease.

Heart disease also covers conditions that affect your heart’s muscle, valves or cause abnormal rhythms.

The CDC says: “Sometimes heart disease may be “silent” and not diagnosed until a person experiences signs or symptoms of a heart attack, heart failure, or an arrhythmia.”

The organization suggests when these events happen, symptoms may include shortness of breath, fatigue, or swelling of the feet, ankles, legs, abdomen, or neck veins.


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