What is heart failure?
Heart failure (congestive heart failure) is the inability of the heart to push blood it receives. It can affect one side or both sides of the heart. (Right-sided heart failure or Left-sided heart failure)
Unable to adequately pump blood around the body, parts of the body that are not receiving adequate blood flow are damaged.
It is a very serious heart disease frequently affecting especially people over 65 years.
Types of heart failure
There are two types of heart failure:
Acute: When suddenly appears.
Chronicle: When is the result of the deterioration of the heart.
Symptoms of heart failure
Fatigue during low effort (apnea). This fatigue needs increasingly less effort as the disease progresses, shortness of breath when lying flat (orthopnea), shortness of breath at night (paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea), feelings of vertigo, dizziness, shortness of breath, cough, fatigue, concentration problems, swollen ankles, swollen abdomen, weight gain, need to urinate at night (nycturia), need to urinate during the day
Other consequences that this disease can produce could be the following: accumulation of fluid in the lungs, enlarged heart and liver, increased heart rate, etc.
Causes of heart failure
Acute heart failure usually occurs as a result of heart injury, as occurs in myocardial infarction.
Chronic heart failure may respond to the following causes:
– Heart disease
– Tumors of the heart
– Kidney problems.
– Infections that affect the heart, such as syphilis.
Diagnosis and treatment of heart failure
In front of symptoms that may indicate a heart failure, we recommend a quick visit to the specialist who can diagnose its possible existence. The diagnosis is done by means of several tests, such as, for example, blood pressure test, electrocardiograms, echocardiogram, radiographs, urinalysis, nuclear heart scans, etc
This visit is particularly urgent if you feel severe chest pain, breathing problems, dizziness, fainting, increased cough or inflammation. Once the diagnosis, the doctor will decide the best course of treatment. This can be based of bed rest, medication to relax the heart and remove body fluids. Sometimes heart transplant may be needed
The natural treatment of heart failure involves using a series of natural remedies that can help treat the problem.
More information about heart failure natural treatments.
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28 March, 2019