6. You’re Not Hungry
While not being hungry and having your junk food cravings disappear may sound great, your appetite vanishing entirely without warning can be cause for serious concern. Lack of hunger can at times be an early warning sign of a heart attack. Luckily, not being hungry doesn’t necessarily mean you’re dealing with a serious condition; everything from dietary changes to stress can cause your eating habits to alter.
5. Your Thyroid Is Functioning Improperly
The thyroid is a body part that is often not thought about until an issue arises. Unfortunately, when the thyroid gland isn’t working properly, it can quickly worsen your health. Research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine has suggested that both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can increase a person’s risk of developing heart disease, and heart disease can cause thyroid dysfunction by decreasing blood flow and causing hormonal changes. However, the majority of the symptoms of thyroid issues such as fatigue, coughing, and rapid weight gain are also similar to those of heart disease, so by examining one issue, it may lead you to the diagnosis of another.
4. You’re Always ThirstyRelated: 8 Signs You Are Dehydrated
While drinking more water can be incredibly beneficial (the CDC suggests that most adults are drinking less than a third of what they should on a daily basis), a frequent thirst that doesn’t seem to disappear might have to do with your heart rather than dehydration. The combination of electrolyte imbalances and gastrointestinal upset that are linked to heart disease can make you feel thirsty, even when you’ve drunk a large amount of water.