Symptoms of Advanced Congestive Heart Failure

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Published on July 23, 2009

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Tragically, congestive heart failure &quot;contributes to 300,000 deaths each year in the United States,&quot; according to a recent Reuters article. Congestive heart failure is a very serious medical problem, so it's important for the informed individual to know the signs and symptoms associated with this deadly heart complication.

Tragically, congestive heart failure &quot;contributes to 300,000 deaths each year in the United States,&quot; according to a recent Reuters article. Congestive heart failure is a very serious medical problem, so it's important for the informed individual to know the signs and symptoms associated with this deadly heart complication.

Congestive heart failure is not typically instantaneous; the American Heart Association says &quot;the 'failing' heart keeps working but not as efficiently as it should.&quot; By watching for warning signs, you can get medical help early on before the heart failure progresses.

Congestive heart failure is not typically instantaneous; the American Heart Association says &quot;the 'failing' heart keeps working but not as efficiently as it should.&quot; By watching for warning signs, you can get medical help early on before the heart failure progresses.

Causes Congestive heart failure, or heart failure for short, occurs when &quot;the heart can't pump enough blood to the body's other organs,&quot; according to the American Heart Association. Several factors can lead to heart failure, including blocked arteries, scar tissue, heart disease, birth defects and heart valve infection.

Causes

Congestive heart failure, or heart failure for short, occurs when &quot;the heart can't pump enough blood to the body's other organs,&quot; according to the American Heart Association. Several factors can lead to heart failure, including blocked arteries, scar tissue, heart disease, birth defects and heart valve infection.

Diet Proper diet is important to preventing congestive heart failure. MSNBC reports that even moderately overweight people are at increased risk: For every 7 pounds of excess body weight, a 5-foot-10-inch male's congestive heart failure risk increases by approximately 11 percent over a 20 year time frame.

Diet

Proper diet is important to preventing congestive heart failure. MSNBC reports that even moderately overweight people are at increased risk: For every 7 pounds of excess body weight, a 5-foot-10-inch male's congestive heart failure risk increases by approximately 11 percent over a 20 year time frame.

Poor diet is a warning sign that should be taken very seriously, even if advanced congestive heart failure symptoms are not present. The American Heart Association lists &quot;roper diet as a vital part of congestive heart failure treatment plans.

Poor diet is a warning sign that should be taken very seriously, even if advanced congestive heart failure symptoms are not present. The American Heart Association lists &quot;roper diet as a vital part of congestive heart failure treatment plans.

Artery Problems A previously diagnosed coronary artery problem is a strong warning sign for increased heart failure risk. Coronary artery disease causes blood vessels to narrow, thereby limiting the flow of blood to the heart. Over time, this disease can worsen until blood flow is so severely limited as to cause congestive heart failure

Artery Problems

A previously diagnosed coronary artery problem is a strong warning sign for increased heart failure risk. Coronary artery disease causes blood vessels to narrow, thereby limiting the flow of blood to the heart. Over time, this disease can worsen until blood flow is so severely limited as to cause congestive heart failure

Heart Problems Another sign of heart failure risk is previous heart problems. Cardiomyopathy, defined as &quot;primary disease of the heart muscle itself&quot; by the American Heart Association, can lead to congestive heart failure. The American Heart Association also indicates that infections such as endocarditis and myocarditis are warning signs of increased heart failure risk. Myocardial infractions can also lead to heart scarring that increase heart failure risk.

Heart Problems

Another sign of heart failure risk is previous heart problems. Cardiomyopathy, defined as &quot;primary disease of the heart muscle itself&quot; by the American Heart Association, can lead to congestive heart failure. The American Heart Association also indicates that infections such as endocarditis and myocarditis are warning signs of increased heart failure risk. Myocardial infractions can also lead to heart scarring that increase heart failure risk.

Fatigue Medicine Net indicates that an early symptom of congestive heart failure is fatigue. One subtle sign of this symptom is increased sleepiness. However, this symptom's most obvious manifestation is a limitation of a person's ability to perform vigorous exercise; the symptom is often hard to detect, since many at-risk individuals do not exercise regularly and are often unaware that their capacity for fitness has decreased.

Fatigue

Medicine Net indicates that an early symptom of congestive heart failure is fatigue. One subtle sign of this symptom is increased sleepiness. However, this symptom's most obvious manifestation is a limitation of a person's ability to perform vigorous exercise; the symptom is often hard to detect, since many at-risk individuals do not exercise regularly and are often unaware that their capacity for fitness has decreased.

Fluid Buildup Medicine Net also explains that &quot;the body becomes overloaded with fluid from congestive heart failure.&quot; Symptoms of increased fluid buildup are most obvious when ankle and leg swelling occurs. However, another sign can be shortness of breath caused by fluid accumulation in the lungs. The American Heart Association says shortness of breath will be most noticeable when lying down.

Fluid Buildup

Medicine Net also explains that &quot;the body becomes overloaded with fluid from congestive heart failure.&quot; Symptoms of increased fluid buildup are most obvious when ankle and leg swelling occurs. However, another sign can be shortness of breath caused by fluid accumulation in the lungs. The American Heart Association says shortness of breath will be most noticeable when lying down.

Additionally, increased fluid levels can lead to more frequent urination; Medicine Net states that such urination symptoms are most obvious prevalent at night. Lastly, fluid buildup in the liver or intestines can, according to Medicine Net, &quot;cause nausea, abdominal pain, and decreased appetite.&quot; Any one or more of the aforementioned signs of fluid buildup are indicative of congestive heart failure, and persons suffering from these symptoms should consult a doctor for professional diagnosis.

Additionally, increased fluid levels can lead to more frequent urination; Medicine Net states that such urination symptoms are most obvious prevalent at night. Lastly, fluid buildup in the liver or intestines can, according to Medicine Net, &quot;cause nausea, abdominal pain, and decreased appetite.&quot; Any one or more of the aforementioned signs of fluid buildup are indicative of congestive heart failure, and persons suffering from these symptoms should consult a doctor for professional diagnosis.

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