Congestive Heart Failure
Heart failure means your heart fails to perform its normal task, which means to pump the adequate blood as per the needs of your body. Failure does not mean it has stopped working totally. It means reduced performance than the required amount.
Congestive Heart Failure is a chronic condition where the heart is not able to pump as much blood as it is expected to do normally. This condition often refers to as “heart failure”; nonetheless it is a stage where fluids develop around your heart and then prevent it from pumping in its normal flow.
Signs and Symptoms
At the initial stage, your body may make up for heart failure, and hence you cannot feel any sign. But when the problem becomes severer than before then you can have symptoms like
- Shortness of breath frequently
- Heart palpitations
- Weakness or dizziness
With this condition, you can start feeling short of breath even when you are not doing anything. You can have unexplained weight gain; you can have swelling in legs and feet, feel to urinate, get a cough when you lie down, etc.
Causes and Risk Factors
There can be other serious health conditions that cause this disease. Ailments that can affect your cardiovascular system badly can be the main reason for Congestive Heart Failure. Hypertension, coronary artery disease, abnormal valve conditions are the main causes. Obesity, Thyroid or infections may increase the risks.
Drugs and surgery can be the process of treating heart failure.