Our hearts are essential to us and without them, we would simply die. While most of us are fortunate to go through life without experiencing problems with our hearts, some people are not so lucky. Many people suffer from a variety of conditions of the heart. Cardiomyopathy is one of them 1.
Cardiomyopathy refers specifically to diseases that affect the muscle of the heart. There are four main types: dilated, restrictive, arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia, and hypertrophic. The symptoms can range from mild to very dangerous – here’s a look at some of the most common.
Symptom #1: Light Headed
We’ve all felt lightheaded from time to time. It is often caused as a result of not having eaten enough, or maybe you just stood up too quickly resulting in a temporary lack of blood flowing to the brain. It is not usually something to be concerned about and will usually pass harmlessly. Sometimes though, it can be an indicator that all is not well with your heart.
If you do feel lightheaded for no apparent reason, it could be a sign that you have cardiomyopathy. If the light-headedness is persistent or occurs regularly, you should make an appointment to see a medical professional as soon as you are able.