Besides genetic factors and unhealthy lifestyles, there are some hidden factors that increase the risk of heart problems.
Consult your doctor if you experience one of the five problems below, according to Prevention.
1. Skin problems
Skin diseases such as psoriasis, scaly skin, red skin, can trigger inflammation in the body. So having this chronic disease can increase the risk of heart disease which is almost the same amount as in smokers.
2. Sleep deprivation
Do you only sleep three to four hours a day? Sleeping only five hours a day or less have larger and far more dangerous risk of heart disease, even in healthy people.
3. Gum Problems
Someone who experience chronic bacterial infection of the periodontal gums, have two times larger risk to suffer a fatal heart attack.
4. Pregnancy Complications
Experiencing preeclampsia (high blood pressure and high protein content in urine) during pregnancy have two times greater risk of experiencing a heart attack later in life, and also the risk of gestational diabetes by 70 percent.
5. Stress at work
Women with high job demands but hard to control have 40 percent higher risk of heart attack and stroke. This is compared with those who have jobs with low levels of stress.