Facts About Heart Murmurs – The heart is one part of the body that is very useful to be able to make the body’s system run smoothly. Heart health should be paid more attention. Heart murmur is the noise in the heart
Types of heart murmur
There are two types of heart murmurs: harmless or non-diseased heart murmurs and abnormal heart murmurs.
Innocence: Usually, people who have this type of heart murmur have a normal, healthy heart. This type is more common in infants and children. This condition can occur when blood flows faster than normal through the heart.
Abnormal heart murmur: this is a more serious heart murmur and may need treatment to manage the symptoms. Abnormal murmurs in adults are most often caused by problems with the heart valves, while in children they are usually caused by congenital heart defects.
And the following are symptoms of heart murmurs that may not be widely known:
Shortness of breath or chest pain
Feeling short of breath or having trouble breathing is usually a sign of heart murmurs related to valve problems. “Valves in the heart are doors that are useful for keeping blood flowing in one direction. And sometimes these doors don’t close or open completely,” says Patrick Collier, MD, PhD, a cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic.
There are many possible causes of flatulence, but swelling in some parts of the body deserves more attention. “Some people may experience swelling in the ankles, hands, or abdomen,” says Brent Lampert, DO, a cardiologist at The Ohio University Wexner Medical Center. Poor blood circulation (possibly caused by dysfunctional heart valves) can sometimes cause excess fluid to build up, usually in the extremities.
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In rare cases, a heart murmur can cause a dysfunctional thyroid gland. “An overactive thyroid gland can cause turbulent blood flow in the heart,” says Dr Collier.
A harmless heart murmur may develop during pregnancy because of the increased volume of blood pumping around the body, explains Joy M. Gelbman, MD, a cardiologist at Weill Cornell Medicine. If doctors don’t detect other underlying causes, the heart murmur will likely go away after pregnancy.
It’s normal to feel a little unbalanced after standing up too quickly or have a headache after a long period of not eating or drinking. but feeling dizzy for no apparent reason can be associated with a heart murmur. “Some people with severe valve problems have episodes of fainting,” says Dr Collier.