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Signs Of Congestive Heart Failure
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
SOB: Shortness of breath during exertion, during sleep if flat at bed requiring increase head of bed, at rest; rapid heart beating, cough, dizziness, ankle swelling, fatigue and weakness. CHF affects around 6 millions americans. Severity depend on acuteness vs chronicity of the cause of chf. Consult your physicians for diagnosis, cause and treatment. ...Read more
Shortness of breath: Shortness of breath, initially with exercise, and in more severe cases even at rest. This may be worse when lying flat and may cause awakening with shortness of breath. Frequent nighttime awakening to pass urine may occur. Swelling of the ankles may develop, engorgement of veins in the neck may be seen. While life expectancy is shortened, with treatment, there can be a number of good years. ...Read more
What is the very first signs of congestive heart failure. Should i be taking imetoprolol tartrate, & isosorbide monomitratate? If I have chf?
CHF: Shortness of breath, leg swelling, fatigue are common. Both meds are good. You may want to talk with your doctor regards to "ace inhibitors and water pills. Depending on how bad your CHF is, these will add bebefit to meds you are already taking. If your ef is less than 35% , you may need a defibrillator. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is being tired all of the time along with troubles breathing a sign of congestive heart failure in a child?
Could ankle swelling that gets very painful during exercise be a sign of congestive heart failure?
Can abdominal bloating (a belly thats round and hard) be a sign of congestive heart failure? If yes, then how?
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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