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How Does Someone Get Congestive Heart Failure
Weak heart muscle: A weakening of the heart muscle from coronary artery disease, too much alcohol or a viral infection weakens the heart muscle leading to chf. Find the cause first, then the treatment follows. See a good cardiologist, plenty of good ones in palo alto. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My sister says she has congestive heart failure. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?
Depends: Heart failure is a common outcome of the aging process due to a complex interaction of health issues. As an entity it is not inherited like eye color. Some rare metabolic conditions, storage diseases etc may have CHF in later life, but these are controlled by recessive genes & not passed directly. Obesity as a complex family lifestyle/metabolic issue can raise the risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: The cornerstone of therapy is a diuretic ("fluid pill"). Drugs that dilate the blood vessels (vasodilators, ace inhibitors) and drugs that reduce the work load of the heart (beta blockers) should always be included unless there is a specific contraindication. A drug that blocks the hormone aldosterone (spironolactone or inspra) should also be used if possible. The underlying cause should be sought. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have congestive heart failure. And no insurance. I was released from hospital b4 the test was done. I don't want to die yet. How can I get help?
Go seek Medicaid....: CHF is a serious condition that may qualify you for disability. Go to your S.S. Office and apply for medicaid/disability. Have your discharge paperwork with you. Your hospital probably already did so (in order to get paid), so their social worker already started the paperwork. Stay on generic BP meds and watch your salt intake. You will need a sharp family doctor who knows the system well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No how do I get rid of congestive heart failures what can I do to get rid of congestive heart failure
CHF: You need to see your doctor and get diagnosed as to the cause of your problem. Depending on the cause we have a variety of treatments for CHF which can both improve quality and quantity of life. There are some kinds which don't respond well to treatment and we sometimes need to consider heart transplant in these severe unresponsive situations. Most often we can help folks if they'll help themselve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Basically, it is a condition in which your heart becomes an inefficient pump. As a result, fluid backs up into your lungs and also your lower extremities. There are numerous causes for this but ischemic heart disease is the most common cause. This can be diagnosed by laboratory test, chest xray, as well as an echo or ...Read more
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