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Mga Sintomas Ng Sakit Sa Puso Na Dapat Agapan

Medically reviewed by Mia Dacumos, MD · Nephrology · Makati Medical Center

Written by Lorraine Bunag, R.N. · Updated May 29, 2023

    Mga Sintomas Ng Sakit Sa Puso Na Dapat Agapan

    Cardiovascular diseases remain to be the leading cause of death in the Philippines. This is why you need to spot the warning signs of a heart problem as early as possible. In this article, we’ll talk about the most common sintomas ng sakit sa puso that you should keep a close eye on.

    Pananakit o Paninikip ng Dibdib (Chest Pain)

    Chest pain, discomfort, or pressure, might indicate poor circulation where in the heart doesn’t receive enough blood or oxygen.

    Pananakit o paninikip ng dibdib as sintomas ng sakit sa puso can be described in several ways. Some people only feel mild discomfort; others feel as though something is squeezing their heart, and some report a sharp, burning sensation. Finally, there are also cases when the pain extends or radiates to the arm.

    Note that many non-heart-related conditions, such as GERD, also lead to chest pain. Still, you need to be cautious as chest pain is one of the main symptoms of a heart attack.


    As chest pain or pressure might be a symptom of heart attack, it must be treated as an emergency. If you have chest pain, please go to the hospital.

    Kakapusan sa Paghinga (Shortness of Breath)

    Another common sintomas ng sakit sa puso is shortness of breath or difficulty catching your breath.

    Shortness of breath might indicate that the heart is not pumping as effectively as it should, a common characteristic of heart failure. Because of ineffective pumping, the blood flows back into the lungs and fluid leaks, causing kakapusan sa paghinga. Likewise, it might also point to arrhythmia or problems in the blood vessels. 

    Pagmamanas (Swelling or Edema)

    A heart that doesn’t function well may cause fluid buildup in the legs and ankles. So, if you notice pagmamanas, do not ignore it as it might indicate a heart defect, cardiomyopathy, heart infection, or valve disease.

    Of course, there could be other explanations for edema. For instance, some antihypertensive drugs may result in swollen legs or feet.

    Mabilis o Pabago-Bagong Pulso (Irregular Heartbeat)

    When the heart doesn’t pump blood effectively, it might compensate by pumping faster, resulting in a fast or irregular heartbeat.

    This sintomas ng sakit sa puso is common in people with arrhythmia or valve disease. Some patients would complain of sensations of palpitations, like “parang kumakabog dibdib ko.”


    Most would describe pagkahapo as shortness of breath as well. But, in some cases, it can also point to exertional dyspnea, which generally describes the feeling of exerting too much effort or being extremely tired in doing regular or routine activities. Note that patients would say they didn’t feel this tired or out of breath with these simple activities before. 

    Pagkahapo might point to cardiomyopathy, heart infection, or valve disease.

    Pamamanhid (Numbness in Extremities)

    According to experts, numbness in the lower extremities seems like a non-heart-related symptom, but it might indicate narrowed blood vessels. This factor significantly increases your risk of a heart attack.

    These sintomas ng sakit sa puso may appear during physical activity, like walking, and then clear shortly after rest.

    Paka-hilo o Lula (Dizziness or Lightheadedness)

    Dizziness or lightheadedness may occur in various heart problems, like arrhythmia and cardiomyopathy. Sometimes, the patient also feels faint or loses consciousness entirely.

    The Next Steps

    The signs and symptoms of heart disease vary from person to person. For instance, according to reports, women and older adults may only exhibit subtle symptoms even though they have a heart problem.

    If you have these sintomas ng sakit sa puso, or new, unexplained symptoms, set an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible. After conducting a comprehensive assessment that centers on your health history and signs and symptoms, they might recommend tests to determine whether what you’re experiencing is related to a heart problem. Standard tests include electrocardiogram, blood works, and stress tests.

    Depending on the test results, the doctor may recommend lifestyle changes or give you medicines to manage your heart disease.

    Learn more about Heart Health here


    Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

    Medically reviewed by

    Mia Dacumos, MD

    Nephrology · Makati Medical Center

    Written by Lorraine Bunag, R.N. · Updated May 29, 2023

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