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Is weight loss a sign of worsening condition in a patient with congestive heart failure?

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Dr. Ali Valika
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: It can be

Weight loss can reflect appropriate dietary changes, salt reduction, and colirc reduction that may be beneficial if part of one's heart failure status is due to obesity and obesity related conditions.
However, in severe, advanced heart failure, weight loss can be a sign of cardiac cachexia, suggestive of a worsened prognosis.

In brief: It can be

Weight loss can reflect appropriate dietary changes, salt reduction, and colirc reduction that may be beneficial if part of one's heart failure status is due to obesity and obesity related conditions.
However, in severe, advanced heart failure, weight loss can be a sign of cardiac cachexia, suggestive of a worsened prognosis.
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