When people hear the words ‘heart disease’ they often think of a singular ailment, however, in reality, heart disease refers to a group of conditions that negatively impact the function and structure of the heart. And while there are many underlying causes for the onset of heart disease, there are also so lesser known symptoms and signs that you may be at risk.
1. Diagonal Earlobes
First off, huh? Yep, coming in at our weirdest sign is a crease in your earlobe, more specifically, one that is angled in the ear and is diagonal to the ear canal and lower edge of the lobe.
This ear crease is likely the result of poor circulation, and the findings were further solidified when researchers used the most sophisticated CT scan method to measure heart disease and found that it was true.
2. Erectile Dysfunction
While heart disease and ED may not seem like they are related, it is important to note that the body has many ways of sending us warning signs when something is wrong.
If you are having difficulty or find it impossible to achieve an erection, it could be a sign that you have clogged arteries in the pelvic region, which often present before a heart attack hits.
On average, there are 3 to 5 years in-between the onset of ED and the discovery of heart disease.