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Is Chf A Painful Death
If somebody says he's going to die from chf, what actually will cause his death? What happens in the body?
Multiple organs: Heart failure affects all the organs in the body, as the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the needs. The usual, immediate cause of death is accumulation of fluid in the lungs due to backing up of blood in the lung and liquid part of blood leaking out into the air spaces, pulmonary edema. ...Read more
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
Swelling All Over For 7 Days It Is Very Painful Coughing Up Frothy Like Substance
I have Devics, CHF, AFib, Chronic Pain?
CHF exacerbation?: Hi, sorry to hear about ur problem, it sounds like a CHF exacerbation, you should go to ER for evaluation and treatment, please be safe. ...Read more
Remote in history: Long long ago patients were noted to develop swelling and shortness of breath. It was called "hydrops" and was treated with mercurial diuretics in the past before they were found to be toxic due to murcury content giving way to the new diuretics like acetazolamide, thiazides, and loop diuretics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple ways: Treatment can focus on 1) improving symptoms (using medications such as diuretics) or 2) treating the underlying problem (such as surgically repairing a valve) or 3) improving the function of the heart (such as a biventricular pacemaker). Factors that aggravate heart failure such as anemia or hyperthyroidism can be corrected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many ways: Patients with CHF have no energy level i.e. May not be able to do grocery since walking in the store will bring about shortness of breath. Sexual function is certainly deteriorated and general mood to. Families have to stick together and support the patient who may need oxygen supply and will certainly need no salt diet and control of fluid intake along with taking meds appropriately. ...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
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