What's congestive heart failure, and why do they call it congested?

CHF. Treatment depends on what the cause of the CHF is. Could be surgical, could be medical. Systolic CHF is different from diastolic CHF and valvar stenosis CHF is different from valvar insufficiency chf. Virtually all kinds have diuretic as part of the treatment.

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I had congestive heart failure in November of 2014 and now I am congested all the time. I have never been congested before. Is the CHF why?

Very likely. It is not exactly clear to me what you mean that you are congested all the time. If the problem is that you are short of breath are weak fatigued dizzy lightheaded or are filling up with fluid in your legs or in other places, you need to see your doctor as soon as possible. I would suggest a follow-up visit as soon as possible in any case and have a review of the medication that you're taking . Read more...

Why is it called congestive heart failure?

Fluid retention. Because the heart doesn't pump blood well enough when it is "failing", fluid tends to back up in the legs and lungs. This can cause weight gain and difficulty breathing. Read more...
Heart Failure. It is called heart failure because the heart fails to pump the blood effectively. Because the blood is not pumped out of the lungs effectively, the fluid backs up in the lungs so the lungs become congested with this excess fluid build up. Thus, the name... Read more...
Congested lungs. When the heart isn't able to pump effectively, pressure builds up behind the heart and causes fluid to build up in the lungs causing "congestion". Read more...

I have congestive heart failure, is it safe to take a product called Xtest100 by force factor by Vydox?

Porbably not. I believe this is a body building supplement which mimics testosterone. This may not be a good choice considering your heart condition. Talk this over with your physician but i'm pretty sure you should stay away from it Good Luck. Read more...