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Does heart failure cause sleepiness?

Does heart failure cause sleepiness?

Yes, it can: Heart failure can certainly cause profound fatigue and weakness, and even increased sleepiness. This is usually as a result of limited forward blood flow out of the heart, for instance to skeletal muscles (limits activity tolerance), the brain and so on. It's also very common for people with heart failure to develop sleep apnea, making their sleep quality suffer and leading to daytime sleepiness. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Shen
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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


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Does cardiomegaly cause heart failure?

Does cardiomegaly cause heart failure?

Possible relation: Cardiomegaly is an anatomical diagnosis which means that the heart is enlarged. Heart failure is a disease state known as congestive heart failure or chf. There are many causes of CHF and cardiomegaly is but one and really not the primary issue. ...Read more

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Does too much stress cause heart failure and a heart attack?

Does too much stress cause heart failure and a heart attack?

There is a known: Entity called: apical ballooning, takotsubo's or "broken heart" syndrome which can reduce heart function and mimic a heart attack which is a stress mediated process occurring due to adrenergic overload. It is treated with beta blockers & is fairly rare. ...Read more

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Do snris cause edema or weight gain or worsening heart failure?

Do snris cause edema or weight gain or worsening heart failure?

Yes: It causes those but, remember that do not blame solely the drugs. ...Read more

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What kind of infections can cause heart failure in mid twenties? Scared it might happen to me every time i get sick. Should i worry? No fam history.

What kind of infections can cause heart failure in mid twenties? Scared it might happen to me every time i get sick. Should i worry? No fam history.

Rare: Although certain infections, particular those that cause respiratory infections, can also affect the function of the heart and cause a viral cardiomyopathy, the chance of this occurring is quite uncommon. ...Read more

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Husband has been diagnosed with stage four cirrhosis caused by heart failure. As his caregiver what can I do to prolong his health? Diet? Prognosis

Husband has been diagnosed with stage four cirrhosis caused by heart failure.  As his caregiver what can I do to prolong his health?  Diet?  Prognosis

Get second opinion: Heart failure seldom causes advanced cirrhosis without a previous stormy course. Perhaps there has been confusion or a miscommunication. The prognosis depends on the cause of his heart failure & liver disease the combination of cirrhosis and heart failure makes me think of missed hemochromatosis -- if that's the diagnosis, he may be curable. ...Read more

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Will fludrocortisone 0.2mg cause heart failure?

Will fludrocortisone 0.2mg cause heart failure?

Not in a 22 year old: In an individual with serious preexisting heart disease it is technically possibly. In a 22 year old, virtually impossible. ...Read more

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Could diet pills cause heart failure?

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Could diet pills cause heart failure?

Possibly: During the phenertermine scare several years ago, certain valvular disorders as well as pulmonary artery hypertension were associated with its use in weight loss regimens. Heart failure was a possible result. Some older diet pills are variants of amphetamines, which is a "sympathomimetic". Chronic use of such agents can lead to cardiomyopathy that may result in heart failure. New agents better? ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis
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Drowsiness (Definition)

Being tired is common during pregnancy, especially in the first few months and then towards the end. Exercise, rest, and proper diet all may reduce the degree of tiredness that you feel. It may help to take ...Read more


Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
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Sleepiness (Definition)

Somnolence is a condition of drowsiness and is a symptom associated with many conditions including sleep apnea, ...Read more