What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for congestive heart failure?

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.
Depends. If heartfailure is right sided or from a stiff heart rather than a weak heart , then the treatment will be quite diffrent and could actually harm a pt. More info is needed.
Depends. There are multiple kinds of heart failure. Systolic, which is due to a weak heart. Diastolic which is more related to excess fluid and stiff heart walls or kidney failure. Another way to break down is left sided, which causes fluid in lungs, vs right sided, which engorges veins but not lungs. Common meds used are diuretics, ace inhibitors, inotropes-drugs that help pump, etc. And even dialysis.

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Why don't men want to go to doctors? My husband has congestive heart failure, and I feel I have to drag him in to be seen. What will happen to him without treatment?

Fear. Without treatment of significant congestive heart failure you can expect worsening disability and hastening death. As to your question as to why men don't want to go to the doctor it is usually fear of having to deal with the unknown. Reassure him, tell him that you are with him all the way and perhaps he will listen. Read more...
Worsening symptoms. Men tend to avoid drs out of fear, loss of controll, distrust, etc. Sadly most guys will treat their automobiles to better care and maintainence than their bodies. If his heart failure goes untreated he will have progressive and worsening symptoms. Without the ace inhibitors and beta blockers he will have have a higher mortality rate. More frequent hospital admissions and poorer quality of life. Read more...

Please describe the treatment options for congestive heart failure?

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. Read more...

Can there be a long term effective treatment for congestive heart failure?

Yes. Depending on the underlying cause...Medical therapy can be quite effective. If coronary disease is the cause stenting and or bypass is indicated. Lastly device therapy with biventricular pacemakers can be quite effective. Read more...

What is congestive heart failure? How is it contracted, what is the treatment, how does it affect life expetancy?

Failure of the heart. Failure of the heart muscles to pump blood effectively from the chambers to the body/lungs leading to back up of blood . Caused by heart attacks, (coronary artery disease) long standing hypertension/diabetes, chemotherapy, congenital heart defects, intractable rhythm problems. Life expectancy depends on underlying cause. Read more...

What is congestive heart failure treatment for elderly?

Salt monitoring. Treatment consists of a good dietary regimen with monitoring of salt intake about 2000 mg salt per day. Second aspect pf therapy is pharmacologic therapy which will be individualised based on the type of heart faiure and other factors that your cardiologist will decide. Read more...