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Heart Disease In Children: Know The Symptoms

Heart problems are threatening enough in adults, but they could be especially problematic during childhood, even though they're rare during this phase. Parents must be well-aware of the many symptoms of heart disease so as to keep their children protected. These are the main symptom of heart diseases in children during different age groups:

Heart Disease In Children: Know The Symptoms

Read on to know more about the symptoms of heart disease in children.

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Problems during breastfeeding, passing out are symptoms in infants.
  2. In Toddlers: Blueness in mouth, lack of physical energy, getting sweaty
  3. In teenagers: Passing out, blueness in mouth and chest pain
In the simplest of terms, any disease that impacts the heart is called a heart disease. Heart disease is a major medical issue nowadays as the number of heart disease induced deaths is on a dangerous rise since past couple of years. Heart problems are threatening enough in adulthood, but they could be especially problematic during childhood, even though they're rare during this phase. It is important to keep the risk of heart disease at bay from your children. Parents must be well-aware of the many symptoms of heart disease so as to keep their children protected. These are the main symptom of heart diseases in children during different age groups:

Infants

1. Losing breath during breastfeeding.

2. Getting sweaty during feeds.


3. Blueness in the mouth (Tongue/gums)

4. Fainting

Also Read: 7 Ways To Avoid Heart Attacks​

Toddlers

1. Lack of physical vigour and activeness.

2. Getting out of breath sooner than normal.

3. Getting sweaty and tired earlier than other children of the same age.

4. Blueness in tongue or gums

5. Fainting

Older Children/Adolescents

1. Lacking natural physical vigour.

2. Getting out of breath during or after physical activity.

3. Getting sweaty and fatigued early due to physical exercise.

4. Blueness around the gums or tongue

5. Pain in the chest during exercise

6. Passing out

7. Abnormal heart beat

8. Dizziness during exercise.

Also Read:  Best Heart Care Hospitals In Delhi

This is a general symptoms list, these symptoms do not necessarily mean that your child is suffering from a heart disease, but it is important for parents to look out for any or more of these symptoms so as to kick off the risk of heart problems in their children. If one or more of these symptoms are noticed and do persist, it is recommended to see a doctor as soon as possible.



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