Top
10
Doctor insights on: Chf Signs Symptoms Of Worsening Condition

Share
1

1
What are signs and symptoms of chf?

What are signs and symptoms of chf?

Breathing problems: Shortness of breath with only mild exertion associated with leg swelling are the first symtoms of chf. Then it gets worse if not treated. The patient may not be able to sleep flat and wakes up to sit up to breath better. Chest xr and blood tests and heart ultrasound confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Bennett Werner
731 doctors shared insights

Congestive Heart Failure (Definition)

Congestive heart failure, otherwise known simply as heart failure, is a condition in which the heart muscle is weakened. It may be receiving inadequate blood flow, its valves might be malfunctioning or the heart muscle might have thickened or stiffened. As a result, the heart, which is a pump, cannot supply the body with sufficent oxygen and nutrients. When the left side of the heart is damaged, fluid builds up in the lungs, which results in difficulty breathing. When the right side of the heart is affected, fluid builds up in the extremities and abdomen, resulting in swelling of the legs and poor absorption of nutrients due to ...Read more


4

4
Can symptoms of CHF come and go?

Can symptoms of CHF come and go?

CHF symptoms: If well treated and patient very compliant symptoms can certainly be minimized and get worse when in periods of less effective control. Usually the underlying cause for CHF doesn't go away though for some lucky patients it does. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
What are the symptoms of CHF like?

Chf symptoms: Classic: shortness of breath, esp when exercising or lying down. Waking up in night short of breath. Swelling in legs or abdominal bloating. Easy fatigue. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
What happens to someone with graves disease with chf?

What happens to someone with graves disease with chf?

Depends: The CHF may be secondary to hyperthyrodism and may improve with thyroid treatment. If you have CHF and develop graves disease it can certainly make it worse. ...Read more

9

9
What are the symptoms of CHF and COPD?

Sometimes similar: CHF: shortness of breath (SOB), positional SOB espeially when lying flat (eg at night when asleep), exertional SOB, dry or wet cough, confusion/headache, stomach discomfort, chest pain or palpitations, decreased urine output or increased nighttime-only urine output. COPD: SOB (usually only with exertion at first), wet (colored or white sputum) or dry cough worse in am, wheezing, headach/confusion ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Can CHF cause me to have any COPD disease?

Can CHF cause me to have any COPD disease?

No: CHF can cause pulmonary edema, when lungs fill up with fluid, but usually is the other way around with COPD causing CHF. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Shen
3,283 doctors shared insights

Heart Failure (Definition)

Heart failure is a complex set of conditions in which the heart "fails" to pump a normal amount of blood with each beat. This can be due to poor squeezing function (systolic heart failure) and/or a stiff heart incapable of filling normally (diastolic heart failure). Common symptoms include swelling and trouble breathing, particularly when ...Read more